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Verbena hastata

American blue vervain

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-8
2-6'
1-2.5'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Stiff upright, Clumping
Flower
Biennial

Swamp Verbena, Blue Verbena, Simpler's Joy

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
July-September
Violet/ pinkish
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Loam
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Marshy, moist, wet
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Wet meadows, stream banks, bottomlands, prairies
Most of the US and Canada
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Wet soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Wet soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Blue flag iris
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Has some medicinal uses for depression, headaches, jaundice, cramps, coughs, and fevers.

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