Verbena hastata
"Swamp Vervain"

Verbena hastata
Photo by Ed Ogle

Like V. bonariensis, this hard to find Verbena makes an excellent focal point. Native to swamps, prairies, and thickets throughout California and much of the United States and Canada, this bumble-bee pollinated native is also the host plant for the Common Buckeye butterfly From a low growing clump we get 3-5’ stiff, erect stems, each bearing a candelabra of purplish spikettes that age to persistent showy seed heads. It blooms from June thru September in fertile soil. Good for cutting too!


Avg. Water/Moist

CA Native Biennial
USDA zones 3-8