Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata

Blue verbena

Drought tolerant, open sod-forming, full-sun perennial. Blue to purplish-pink flowers in upright panicles. Occurs along streams and in moist meadows. Seeds are often eaten by doves. Plant is not palatable to livestock or wildlife.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
36 
- 60 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Moderate - Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
35.60 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
1,792,800
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Blue to Purplish, or Pink
Blooming Season: 
Summer
Fall