$3.50 – $8.95
Soil: Hydric(Wet) to Mesic(Medium)
Flowers: The flower head is a long thick spike of tube-like flowers that bloom from the bottom up. There are several spikes per plant. The flowers are about 1/4″ wide, with 5 petals, 4 stamens and 1 pistil.
Leaves: The opposite leaves are 4″-6″ long, lance-shaped, rough textured and toothed. They grow on a square, grooved stem.
This is a very useful wildflower for the larger shoreline restoration project or rain garden. It is attractive to birds, butterflies and pollinating bees.
Food Uses: The roasted seeds can be ground into flour.
Other Uses: Attractive to butterflies.
More Info: Sometimes confused with mints due to its square stem.
Name: “Verbena” is Latin for “Sacred Plant.”
Other Names: Swamp Verbena, Blue Verbena