Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)
Blue Vervain: Verbena hastata is a pretty perennial flower, prized by gardeners across the United States for its casual good looks and ability to flourish in highly humid, sunny conditions.
If you have never heard of blue vervain, perhaps you know it as one of its other common names. Some gardeners may call it one of the following:
- Blue verbena
- Simplers joy
- Swamp verbena
- Swamp vervain
This species is a North American native wildflower, growing naturally in sunny meadows near ponds, creeks, and on riverbanks and marshlands. This wildflower's affinity for tolerating clay, sand, and other high-humidity conditions makes it ideal for a water garden or as an ornamental on the banks of a pond.
As a native species, Verbena hastata requires almost no care if you plant it in the correct location--full-sun to partial-sun with moist soil.
The Natural Beauty of Blue Vervain Adds Color to a Moist, Sunny Spot
Verbena hastata forms sturdy, upright stems that can grow to an average mature height of three to five feet. Each stem has large, opposing green leaves that are long and narrow in shape. The edges of each leaf have a slightly toothy-looking appearance.
While the stems and leaves attract, the tubular flowers steal the show. Delicate purple flowers form on a tall spike at the top of the stem--opening at the bottom first and working their way up. These flowers have a long blooming cycle, starting in the middle of summer and lasting until the end of summer, with only a few petite individual blossoms opening at any given time.
Despite the plant's name, the flowers are not blue but blue-violet to purple. The flowers have a fantastic light floral aroma that is unforgettable but not overpowering.
Order Your Verbena hastata From TN Nursery Today
Consider blue vervain if you have a creek, stream, pond, or water garden on your property that needs a full-sun to partial-sun-loving plant. It will flourish in those conditions. Order your Verbena hastata from TN Nursery today.
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Very nicely and neatly packed plant. I see no damage to the plant
My blue vervain are lining up in my balcony and sways with other shrubs in different combinations, Even in summer time and extreme hot season it stays and survives. My new purchases will be in springtime to prepare for the next summer. Thank you TN nursery for this lovely pick.
I always maintain this plant in my yard. Apart from its purple slender form bloom it also serve another purpose as herbal medication. TN nursery offers a variety of choices that caters two in one purpose. Many thanks to your fast delivery of my orders.
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