Verbena hastata
  • Hardy to Zone 3
  • Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Germination Tested N/A
  • Approximately 200 seeds per packet
Regular price $5.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $5.00 CAD
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Blue vervain is a beautiful and useful medicinal herb. It's an excellent remedy for folks who are overworked, stressed, and burnt out. It's relaxing to both the mind and body. Also used for indigestion, colds, and flus. The flowers and leaves are the parts used medicinally. Read more on vervain's medicinal qualities here.

Vervain has an ancient history of magical use by the Druids. It was included in pharmacopeias by peoples in North Africa, the Middle East, and Mediterranean.

Blue vervain is native to North America and is hardy and easy to grow. Vervain prefers soil that is moist, and full to part sun.

The bright purple flowers and seed heads are long-lasting in the garden. Plants can grow over 6 feet tall in the right conditions.

Vervain will spread by rhizomes and self seed. If you're worried about spreading, grow in a pot or use a different rhizome barrier. To prevent self seeding, cut off flowers when they start to fade and before seeds mature and drop.

50% of sales from this variety go to Sovereign Seeds, an Indigenous-led initiative dedicated to the revitalization of Indigenous seed and food sovereignty in so-called Canada. 

Growing Instructions

Growing instructions: Sow very shallowly direct or in pots in fall or early spring. Seeds benefit from some cold stratification either naturally outdoors, or in the fridge for 2 weeks before planting outdoors.

Shipping & Returns

We ship seeds within Canada for a flat fee of $6, United States for $25, and internationally for $25*. Live plants and bulbs can only be shipped within Canada.


Shipping in Canada 

We ship seeds in Canada via regular letter mail, which is an untracked service, and usually takes 1-2 weeks to arrive. Larger bulbs and plants are sent via tracked flat rate box.


Shipping to the US

We ship all US orders by tracked packet and they usually take two weeks to arrive.

According to the USDA, most seeds require an import permit to be brought into the US and the permit is free and useable for multiple orders/years. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". In our experience shipping seeds over several years, most small orders will make it across the border without issues, but occasionally they will be held at US Customs. 

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held or confiscated by US customs.


Shipping Internationally

International orders are usually shipped via untracked packet. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held of confiscated by customs.

International shipping countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom


If you have any issues with the quality of your order, please contact us within 60 days and we will make it right!

*Shipping fees are in Canadian dollars. 

Ecologically Grown

Seeds are grown ecologically without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

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