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Blue vervain

  • Native Plants,
  • Annuals, perennials and bulbs
Verbena hastata
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Stéphane Bailleul)
Verbena hastata
  • Verbena hastata
  • Verbena hastata



Origin and description

Perennial native to Québec. With its long blue-violet flowering, it produces a very handsome effect when used extensively in a flowerbed with fresh soil or bordering a pond.

Height: 60 to 150 cm
Width: 45 to 60 cm
Blooms: blue violet, July to September
Attractions for wildlife: attracts butterflies, pollinators and birds

Common name

Blue vervain

Latin name (genus)

Verbena hastata

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Verbenaceae

Growing conditions

Exposure: sun, semi-shade
Soil type: fresh to moist, rather rich
Observation: reseeds easily


  • Zone 4

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Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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