Vervain, Blue (Verbena hastata) seeds, Organic

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Family:  Vervain (Verbenaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 7

(American Blue Vervain, Swamp Verbena) 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.  Fresh or dried leaf is the part used.  Traditional usage: indigestion, colds, and fevers.  A good ingredient for home brew, it is also a traditional offering plant to honor the garden spirits.  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, then 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
1 g contains ~3,500 seeds
5 g contains ~17,500 seeds
10 g contains ~35,000 seeds
Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    Hello

    Hi, is the stem of this plant worth using compared to leaves and flowers?

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    • Mayche Cech

      Mayche Cech

      Hi, actually the stem isn’t that valuable compared to the leaves and flowers. We normally strip the seeds and flowers to make the tincture. I recommend the book “Making Plant Medicine” which indicates all the preferred plant parts for scores of popular species. Richo

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    • Hello

      Thank you for the confirmation and suggestion.

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    Admin Richo Cech

    The plant will placate ills, real or imagined.  Once imagined, ills become real, don’t they?  It’s a quirk of the human condition that most of us would like to escape.  Vervain helps you escape.

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    • jerrri Olson (verified owner)

      What do you do to prepare this herb?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Most herbalists will make a tincture of the fresh or dry herb. You can find recipes for this in “Making Plant Medicine.” r

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    • stevemac2667

      I used to think escapism was a terrible idea
      Not so much anymore.
      In these times, a body needs a break from all the disasters and anger

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Keep your faith strong and plant seeds. r

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