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