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Blue Vervain Seeds

Long-lasting blue flower spikes.

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$2.95
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Details

Blue Vervain produces long-lasting blue flower spikes and is a larval host/nectar source for the Common Buckeye butterfly. It is a historic wildflower that is common over most of the world. It appears in Roman history as a plant used to soak in fuel and then used as a torch. The ancient Druids of Ireland considered Blue Vervain to have supernatural powers and held it in high esteem. Blue Vervain has traditionally been used for a wide range of imbalances, including colds, coughs, flus and more. Some say the plant resembles a candelabra with blue flames! Blue Vervain is a wild verbena and grows up to 5 or 6 feet. This is a good, non-invasive plant for your wildflower garden. Add it to the back of your border for a pretty display from midsummer through fall. Beautiful in wildflower arrangements.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Verbena hastata
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 3 Months
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/16 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 3a: to -35F, USDA Zone 3b: to -30F, USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Purple
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Herbaceous
Other Details This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; stratify if sowing indoors, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 200