Blue Vervain - 100 seeds (Verbena hastata) SM
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Family: Vervain (Verbenaceae). Hardy to Zones 3 to 7.
Plant Description: Upright yet creeping, self-seeding herbaceous perennial native to the Eastern US. Bright blue flowers on reddish-tinted plants, in multiple, long-lasting, handsome spikes.
Traditional usage: indigestion, colds, and fevers. A good ingredient for home brew, it is also a traditional offering plant to honor the garden spirits. Fresh or dried leaf is the part used. *CONSULT A PROFESSIONAL FOR MEDICAL USE. NEVER CONSUME PLANTS WITHOUT PROPER ID*
Portland Plant List (Backyard Habitat Certification): Yes
Growing Instructions: Plants prefer full sun to part shade and moist garden soils. Good drainage is not a necessary prerequisite. If there is a concern that the plant will spread, keep it in a pot or provide other suitable barriers, and cut back the flowers after peak display. Sow in the early spring or give 2 weeks cold conditioning by putting seeds in moist medium in a plastic bag in the fridge (not freezer) and then sow in warm soil. Barely cover and tamp. Germ. in 2 to 4 weeks. Space plants 2 feet apart. .
Packet contains 100 seeds. Certified Organically Grown.
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