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Verbena stricta


Verbena stricta offers beautiful spikes of densely-packed lavender flowers from early summer to fall.

Verbena stricta, the hoary vervain, offers beautiful spikes of densely-packed lavender flowers from early summer to fall. It is a vigorous, clump-forming perennial with attractive grey-green leaves. The flowers are popular with butterflies and the plants are a larval host for certain butterfly species. Birds appreciate the seeds. Drought tolerant. Likely hardy to zone 3 but certainly to zone 4.

Common Name: Hoary Vervain

Family: Verbenaceae (The Verbena Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Blue

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Prairies, glades, thickets, fields, and waste places including along railroads and roadways.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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