Verbena hastata

American Blue Vervain

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  • Tall thin blue- violet flower spikes on stiffly erect branching stems
  • July until September
  • Short- lived perennial that readily self sows where happy
  • Native to wet meadows of the eastern US

Height: 4-6 ft
Spread: 1-3 ft

Zone: 3-9
Color: Blue, Purple

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Fast Growing
  • Native
  • Low Maintenance
  • Erosion control
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerant


  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Self seeds readily

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil
  • Moist, Well-Drained

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