Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta) Non GMO - Organic Flower
Hoary Vervain, scientifically known as Verbena stricta, is a native perennial wildflower that adds a touch of natural beauty and charm to various landscapes. This plant is highly regarded for its slender spikes of small, tubular, lavender to purple flowers. The leaves are typically lance-shaped and possess a silvery or hoary appearance, lending the plant its common name. Hoary Vervain is not only an attractive addition to gardens, meadows, and natural areas but also serves as a valuable resource for pollinators, particularly butterflies and bees. With its graceful, lavender spikes and silvery leaves, Hoary Vervain is a wonderful choice for gardeners looking to support local pollinators and enhance the natural beauty of their outdoor spaces. By following these instructions, you can successfully grow this native perennial wildflower and enjoy its contributions to your landscape.
- Sunlight: Hoary Vervain thrives in full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Choose a location that receives at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily.
- Well-drained soil: Hoary Vervain prefers well-draining soil, as it does not tolerate waterlogged conditions. It can adapt to a range of soil types, including sandy or rocky soils.
- Spring or early fall: Plant Hoary Vervain in the spring after the last frost has passed or in early fall when the weather is mild.
- Start with seeds: Hoary Vervain is typically grown from seeds. Sow the seeds directly into the prepared soil, spacing them about 6 inches apart.
- Lightly cover seeds: Gently press the seeds into the soil, but do not bury them too deeply. The seeds require light to germinate.
- Minimal watering: Hoary Vervain is drought-tolerant once established. Water sparingly, and only when the soil is dry, as excessive moisture can lead to root rot.
- Minimal fertilization: Hoary Vervain does not require heavy fertilization. Native wildflowers often grow well in nutrient-poor soils.
- Limited pruning: Hoary Vervain does not typically require pruning. Allow the plant to grow naturally, but you can deadhead spent flowers to encourage more blooms and prevent self-seeding if desired.
- Generally pest and disease-resistant: Hoary Vervain is not commonly affected by pests or diseases. It is often low-maintenance in this regard.
- Hoary Vervain is a low-maintenance perennial once established. It can self-seed for future growth and contribute to a sustainable and natural landscape.
- Seed count: 20