Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata


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Soil: Hydric(Wet) to Mesic(Medium)
Sun: Full
Height: 1′-3.5′
Color: Purple
Blooms: July-September
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.

Suggested Uses:

This is a very useful wildflower for the larger shoreline restoration project or rain garden. It is attractive to birds, butterflies and pollinating bees.


Interesting Facts

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

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions N/A

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