Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)

Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)

Blue Vervain is a fast-growing plant with dozens of blue flowers on top. It establishes quickly in medium to moist soils, and is well suited for rain gardens and shoreline restorations. Great for butterflies and pollinators.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Wet, Medium
Height:    5 feet
Blooms:    July, Aug, Sept
Color:    Blue, Purple
Spacing:    18-24″
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer Resistant

Design Tips

Blue Vervain looks great when planted in small groups throughout the middle of a rain garden, complimenting many of the yellow and red late-summer bloomers. It spreads by seed in wet conditions.

Companion Plants

Prairie Blazing Star
Meadow Blazing Star
New England Aster