Blue Vervain

Verbena Hastata

The small, tubular, blue-violet flowers of Blue Vervain bloom from the bottom up in July’s heat.  The numerous crowning spikes of blossoms give a candelabra-like appearance to this graceful, widely-distributed plant.

As the alternative name Swamp Verbena suggests, this Vervain likes wet, even soggy, conditions but also will grow in medium soils.  Full sun to partial sun are its preferred sun conditions.

General Information:

Mature Height:  2-6 Feet
Mature Width:  1 Foot

Flower Color:  Blue
Fall Color:  N/A

Soil Type:

Wet, Mesic

Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Period:

July–September

Attracts:

  butterflies

Pair With:

Goldenrod