Verbena stricta

Common name: Hoary Vervain

Native plant

Hoary Vervain is the more showy of the two vervains that we offer.  In contrast to the Blue Vervain, this plant enjoys dry and well drained soils.  If planted in disturbed areas without much competition, it can spread quite aggressively.  However, it behaves quite well if placed with other robust vegetation.  Somewhat short lived, but will reseed in abundance.  Its flowers attract a wide range of pollinators, and a variety of songbirds enjoy its seeds, particularly in winter months.


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Standard
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Road-side/Salt Tolerant


Prairie Grasslands, Wetlands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color

Orange Yellow


Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
3 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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