Blue Vervain (Verbena Hastata)

Smiling Sun Gardens

Regular price $6.00

Native Environment: Prairie
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Zone: 3 to 8
USDA Symbol: veha2
Height: 2 to 6 feet
Spread: 1 to 1.5 feet
Bloom Time: July to September
Bloom Color: Purple, Blue
Sun: Full sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist to Wet
Soil Description: Moist Soils
Maintenance: Low
Attracts: Butterflies, Bees
Wildlife Benefit: Nectar
Larval Host: Common Buckeye
Special Value: Native Bees
Tolerate: Wet Soils

     

Medicinal Use : This plant has been used for many years as a medicinal herb for treating convalescents and people suffering from depression, headaches, jaundice, cramps, coughs and fevers. Externally, it has been applied to wounds, ulcers and acne. Blue vervain can, however, interfere with blood pressure medication and hormone therapy, and large doses cause vomiting and diarrhea.