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Perennial for wet meadows, stream banks, fields, and waste areas. Photo credit: Jennifer Anderson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Perennial for wet meadows, stream banks, fields, and waste areas.
Photo credit: Jennifer Anderson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 15 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Typical inventory plug

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Verbena hastata features purple candelabra blooms atop tall stems. It is commonly found in wet meadows, stream banks, fields, and waste areas. Spreads slowly by rhizomes and self-seeding. 


Height:

2-6 ft

Spread:

1-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Bloom Color:

Purple

Verbena hastata Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Wet

Attributes

  • Naturalizing

Flowering Months

  • August
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=VEHA2