Verbena hastata (Blue Vervain) [30 Seeds]


Germination Information: I recommend these seeds only for gardeners who have experience with seeds that need a chilling period. The easiest approach is to sow the tiny seeds in late fall to midwinter (just pressed into the surface of the growing medium) and set the pot outdoors so it can get a natural chilling period. If you sow after midwinter, give the pot an artificial chilling period of about a month.

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The spiky panicles of blue vervain (Verbena hastata) bloom much of the summer atop 3- to 5-foot-tall stems. The flowers are typically purple, but these seeds may produce some pink-flowered plants as well. (I originally sowed seeds purchased as ‘Rosea’ but ended up with a mix of purple- and pink-flowered plants.) As you may guess from its other common name, swamp vervain, this species thrives in moist- to wet-soil sites and can be a good choice for a rain garden. It’s a magnet for bees, wasps, and other pollinators and is a host plant for the common buckeye butterfly. Self-sowing is possible. Native to much of North America. Full sun. Perennial; Zones 3 to 8.

Harvested in early September 2023. At least 30 seeds. Unknown ecotype. Shipping to US addresses only.

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