Verbena stricta Hoary Vervain - Hoary Verbena
ver-BEE-nuh  STRIK-tuh

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Verbena stricta 
Hoary Vervain 
Photo by cj
Habitat Bloom
Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Verbena stricta Hoary Vervain Sun  July - September   12 to 48
Dry to Average 12  Inches Annual

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Hoary Vervain,  Hairy Blue Vervain, Hoary Verbena
Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ay)
Genus: Verbena (ver-BEE-nuh)
Species: stricta (STRIK-tuh)
    stricta = upright 

 Verbena stricta seed
Hoary Vervain seed

number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet -  $2.50

100  sq ft

1 ounce -  $6.00

sq ft

1 pound -  $---email for availability

 sq ft

Verbena = Derived from the word Vervain
   stricta = Erect, upright

    Verbena stricta Hoary Vervain is an attractive upright North American native plant with 1 to several showy light blue to blue-purple flower spikes.  It is an extremely drought-resistant plant that thrives on dry sandy soils and sends up its flower stalks in the heat of July and August.  Hoary Vervain grows in narrow upright clumps 1 to 4 feet tall with showy flowers densely packed on narrow pencil-like spikes.  The numerous flowers bloom only a few at a time from bottom to top.   The blue-purple inch long flowers are used as cut flowers for bouquets and when grown in a flower garden attract butterflies.  Hoary Vervain plant foliage has a gray-green appearance that compliments surrounding greenery and is the larval host for the Common buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia).  Hoary Vervain seeds are eaten by small mammals, prairie chickens and numerous other birds.
    Verbena stricta (hoary Vervain) is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun and often thrives in dry, sandy soils. Hoary vervain is a vigorous, clump-forming annual or short-lived perennial that grows wild in prairies, glades, thickets, fields, railroads and highway right of ways.   A common invader of overgrazed pastures this plant does not compete well in vigorous stands of native grasses.  Often will naturalize by self-seeding to form colonies. Remove the spent flowering spikes before seed matures to prevent any unwanted self-seeding.  Hoary vervain seeds need a few weeks exposure to cool moist stratification before they will germinate.  Plants are easily grown from seed usually blooming the first year after seeding and may be grown as an annual or short lived perennial.

Plant seeds in late fall/winter or cool moist stratify before planting.

Native wild Verbena stricta Hoary Vervain grows wild in prairies, glades, thickets, fields, waste ground, along railroads and roadsides and disturbed sites from Texas to Washington and eastern Canada.  Verbena stricta can be grown in dry well drained areas across the USA.   

Verbena stricta wild plant distribution map
Hoary Vervain

This map shows where Verbena stricta is listed as growing wild

Use the chart below for shipping charges on our native wildflower seeds Verbena stricta Hoary Vervain flower seeds

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subtotal for flower seeds 

shipping charge for seeds

seed orders up to  $20.00    =  

 $4.00 shipping

$20.01 - $50.00    =  

 $6.00 shipping

$50.01-$100.00    =  

 $7.50 shipping

over $100.00    =    7.5 % of subtotal


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 Verbena stricta Hoary Vervain plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  ( National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.