The Missouri native perennial Verbena hastata, also known as blue vervain, can be found in wet meadows, wet river bottomlands, stream banks, slough peripheries, fields, and waste areas throughout the state. In full sun, it grows easily in average, mild to wet soils. In the wild, dense, slowly spreading rhizomes and self-seeding are used to form colonies. In gardens, it can self-seed.
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Scientific Name: Verbena Hastata
Common Name: Blue Vervain
Plant Type: Perennials
Zone: 3 to 9
Native Range: North America
Full Growth Height: 24-48"
Spacing: 12-36 "
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Blooming Season: Summer (Early, Mid, Late), Fall
Flower: Showy, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit
Flower Color: Purple, Lavender
Tolerate: Drought, Wet Soil
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Chalk, Sand, Loam, Well-Drained, Moist
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral, Acid
Uses: City and Courtyard Gardens, Coastal Gardens, Prairies and Meadows