American blue vervain Verbena hastata

American blue vervain


V. hastata is an upright, clump-forming perennial with narrow leaves up to 15cm long. Spikes of small, violet-blue to pinkish-purple flowers are carried on tall, branched, candelabra-like stems from early summer to early autumn

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      American blue vervain American simpler's joy blue vervain ironweed wild hyssop see more

    • Common names

      Verbena pinnatifida

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1-1.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.5-1 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Cut down after flowering

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Low Maintenance Banks and Slopes Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Prairie Planting Architectural Gravel Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed, division or softwood cuttings

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free