Northeast Pollinator Plants
Verbena hastata (Blue Vervain)
We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.
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Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep.
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Common Name: Blue Vervain
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Uses: Naturalizing, Rain Gardens
Light: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Moist to Wet
Flower Time: July to September
Flower Color: Blue-Purple
Notes: A common clump-forming, short-lived, wet meadow plant that will self-seeds to form scattered colonies topped with long-blooming pencil thin blue-purple panicles. Noted as deer-resistant by UVM.
Host plant of
VT Bee Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN):
Bombus affinis (Rusty-Patched Bumble bee) presumed extinct!
Bombus ashtoni (Ashton's Cuckoo Bumble bee) presumed extinct!
Bombus citrinus (Lemon Cuckoo Bumble bee)
Bombus fervidus (Golden Northern Bumble bee)
Bombus terricola (Yellow-Banded Bumble bee)
Bombus rufocinctus (Red-Belted Bumble bee)
Lasioglossum nelumbonis (Lotus Sweat bee)
Megachile rugifrons (Rugose-Fronted Resin bee)
Triepeolus simplex (Simple Longhorn-Cuckoo bee)
Native to all of the US Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).