Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata) Seeds

Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata) Seeds

$2.95

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Seed packages contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener.

aka Swamp verbena, Blue verbena

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Blue Vervain is easily grown in average, medium –wet soils in full sun. Plants will easily self seed in optimum growing conditions.

Type: Perennial
Family:  Verbenaceae
Native Range:
Growing Zones:  4-9
Mature Height: 5-6 feet
Mature Width:  12-15 in

Sowing: Start indoors in pots 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover seed. Needs warmth and light to germinate. Cold stratify seed 2 weeks prior to indoor planting.
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 21-28 @ 60F
Special Maintenance: Germination is enhanced by moist chilling at 38 degrees for 2 weeks. A quick alternative to moist chilling is to place seed in paper towel, moisten towel and then place in freezer for a day or two.

Sunlight: Full sun
Soil Type: Average
Water: Average
Drought Tolerance: Good
Growth Rate: Moderate

Leaf Description: Slender, toothed edge
Bloom Time: Late Summer-Fall, August – September
Bloom Description: Purple, spikey

Harvest: Leaf, Flower, Flowering Tops
Harvest Time: Late Summer-Fall, August – September

Special Properties: Deer resistant

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