Verbena hastata - Blue Vervain


Verbena hastata is a medicinal herb and perennial that features dainty purplish-blue flowers on pencil-like spikes in summer.  It has sharply-toothed, lance shaped leaves. The native Blue Vervain is a sweet addition to a pollinator garden as bumblebees will bump into one another trying to land on it. The blue flower looks wonderful with the yellows of black eyed susan.

Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Verbenaceae
Native Range: Eastern North America
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 2.00 to 6.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 2.50 feet
Bloom Time: July to September
Bloom Description: Purplish-blue
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Naturalize, Rain Garden
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Wet Soil