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Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Verbena hastata is a plant native to the eastern United States, extending down to Virginia and Tennessee. It is naturally found in sunny, moist-wet habitats. It is best cultivated in similar conditions, although it tolerates some shade. It produces clusters of purple flowers in the late summer that attract lots of pollinators, including some specialized bees. Songbirds eat the seeds in the fall. In the height of the growing season, this plant can get up to four feet tall. It dies back almost completely in the winter, leaving a strong basal rosette of green leaves. Leaving the dormant stems through winter provides necessary over-wintering habitat for pollinators. Verbena hastata works well as a specimen plant in a rain garden or yard, or for stormwater control plantings.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Verbena hastata - 4 inch

Blue vervain

252 in stock

$9.3236+ $4.66ea
Verbena hastata - Plug

Blue vervain

2397 in stock

$2.4272+ $1.21ea
Verbena hastata - Large Plug

Blue vervain

147 in stock

$4.8450+ $2.42ea

Plant type

  • Flowering Perennial

Mature Height

  • Up to 3'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FACW) Facultative wetland


  • Bird Supportive
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Fall Color
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Temporarily Inundated / Shallow Land
  • Floodplain
  • Slope

Classification by Use

  • Constructed Wetland
  • Rain Garden
  • SCM (Stormwater Control Measure)
  • Showy Native
  • Wetland Mitigation