Vervain, European (Verbena officinalis), packet of 50 seeds, organic

$3.95

Family:  Vervain (Verbenaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 8

(European Vervain, Herb of the Cross, Prostrate Verbena) Light blue to white flowered herbaceous perennial.  Native to Europe and the Mediterranean.  The plant tends to make a dense crown that can even become a ground cover in some instances.  Eventually gives rise to stems like spires that bear the flowers giving way to a studded patterning of seeds.  Traditional usage (TWM):  astringent, antispasmodic and fever reducing agent.  It is also a druidic altar plant, and is believed to exert a protective energy to the garden, the gardener, and the space all around.  Plant prefers sun and moist, well-drained soil.  Best to sow outdoors in very early spring, or give 2 weeks of cold, moist refrigeration (mix seed with moist sand, peat or coir in a bag in the fridge), then sow on surface, barely cover with soil, tamp well and keep cool and evenly moist until germ.  Space plants 2 feet apart.

50 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Richo Cech

    Admin Richo Cech

     I had one of these volunteer in the gravel outside my downtown greenhouse and considered it a good sign.  The blessings were palpable. Another one appeared directly on the center axis of the demo garden and grew very large.  Nobody planted it there.  

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