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Verbena stricta

Hoary Vervain

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Item #: 5190

Zones: 3a to 9b


Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

I can't imagine buying a plant named hoary vervain, but then botanists aren't trained in marketing. This easy-to-grow US native is found in virtually all 50 states, except Maine and California...hmm. The fuzzy, green-leafed rosette expands upwards in spring, topping out at 3' with branched flower spikes from July-September that resemble green pipe-cleaners. Do Gen-X'ers know what pipe cleaners look like? Oh, silly me...bong cleaners, of course! Each spike is home to a ring of pink-lavender flowers that seem to move upward daily as new flowers open. A few hits off the bong and the flowers will seem to move both up and down. V. stricta can seed around a bit, but we find that an end of season circumcision prevents unwanted "accidents."