Our noteworthy offerings from this diverse genus feature captivating cool-colored summer-time flowers, coarsely toothed hairy foliage and tall 4-angled stems. Easily grown in average garden soil, they will delight you with months of bloom and a lighthearted presence.
This vigorous North American native grows upright, developing a dense, broad crown after a few seasons. The effect is almost candelabra-like, with tiny blue-violet blooms and deep purple bracts opening in an upward-moving whorl along branching flower spikes. The vibrant bicolored glow of the blossoms reflects the deep purple stems and brightens the pointed dark green opposite foliage.
For an arresting blend of forms, plant this Vervain with Helianthus ‘Gold Lace’ and Sesleria ‘Greenlee’.
Blooms June – October.
Size: 3' 0" – 4' 0" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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