Verbena stricta - Hoary Vervain

Sun Exposure: Sun

Soil Moisture: Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry

Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Gravely

Height: 2 feet

Spread: 1 foot

Blooms: June, July, August, September

Root: Fibrous

Habitat: Upland Prairies, Meadows, Limestone Glades, Roadsides

Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Meadow plantings, Naturalization, Boulevard plantings, Drought tolerant, Rock garden

Complimentary Plants: Little Bluestem, Butterfly Milkweed, Black-eyed Susan, Dotted Mint

Wildlife Value: Insects visit the flowers mainly to nectar. Host Plant: Common Buckeye Butterfly, Verbenna Moth, Fine-Lined Sallow Moth

Seed Origin: Ontario

Germination Code: C(60), D

Verbena stricta - Hoary Vervain

  • Hoary Vervain has a long flowering period and does well in dryer enviroments, making is a drought tolerant plant. Its small size makes it ideal for rock garden plantings or hot sandy sites.