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Verbena hastata (swamp verbena)
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Verbena hastata

swamp verbena

The tall thin spikes of Blue Vervain grace the wet meadows of the US in July and August. Verbena hastata is a short-lived perennial that readily self sows where happy. A great plant for pond's edge where it seeds in between sedges and rushes and cheerfully holds its own.

SIZE
Verbena hastata LP50 - 50 per flat Availability
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Height

4-6 Feet

Spread

2-3 Feet

Spacing

12-18 Inches

Bloom Color

Violet

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

swamp verbena Interesting Notes

Verbena hastata can be found in wet meadows, wet river bottomlands, stream banks, slough peripheries, fields and waste areas throughout the United States and Canada. Distribution Map

Verbena hastata Growing and Maintenance Tips

Verbena hastata prefers moist to average, well-drained, moderately acid soils in full sun. Can tolerate drier soils, but prefers to stay moist. Tolerates periods of inundation.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Moist
Moist
Summer
Summer
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Songbird-friendly
Songbird-friendly

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Wet
Well-Drained
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Fall
Green Infrastructure
Bioretention/Rain Garden
Meadow/Prairie
Attributes
Native to North America
Propagation Type
Open pollinated