Colorful and long-flowering, hoary vervain(Verbena stricta) is a showy native perennial well suited for meadowy areas and naturalistic plantings. It can work in a border, too, but be aware that it can self-sow freely if you don’t deadhead it. Its slender, spike-like panicles carry purple flowers over hairy, grayish green leaves throgh much of the summer, with a total height typically around 3 to 4 feet, though it can get taller in ideal conditions. Native to much of the central US, hoary vervain is a host plant for the larvae of the common buckeye butterfly. Full sun; average to dry soil. Perennial; Zones 4 to 8.
Harvested in October 2022. At least 30 seeds. Unknown ecotype.
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