American blue vervain

Verbena hastata (American blue vervain) is a strongly upright perennial growing to 6 ft tall and topped with small, rich purple panicles of flowers in mid to late summer.

It is an excellent plant for pollinators, buzzing with bees and butterflies during its bloom time. Scattered throughout the garden, American blue vervain seems to shoot upwards with its purple-blue flowers from the surrounding foliage.

Botanical Name Verbena hastata
Common Name American blue vervain
Family Verbenaceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 9
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Sun
Season(s) of interest summer, fall
Height and Spread 2-6ft x 1-2.5ft (60-180cm x 30-75cm)
Flower Color Purple-Blue
Attracts Wildlife Provides Food for Birds, Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators,
Additional Information Native to Chicago Region.
Location in Lurie Garden West Meadow, North Dark Plate

Average Flowering Time