Verbena hastata, blue vervain, offers summer candelabras of purple-blue flowers.
The tall thin spikes of blue vervain grace the wet meadows of almost every state and province in July and August with candelabras of purple-blue flowers. Verbena hastata is a short-lived perennial that readily self sows where happy. A great plant for pond's edge where it seeds in between sedges and rushes and cheerfully holds its own.
Common Name: Blue Vervain
Family: Verbenaceae (The Verbena Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour: Blue
Bloom Time: Summer - Fall
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Wet meadows, wet river bottomlands, stream banks, slough peripheries, fields and waste areas throughout the United States and Canada.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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