Organic Blue Vervain
NATIVE A gorgeous and easy-to-grow perennial, beneficial pollinators flock to the resplendent spires of purple vervain from early July all the way to frost. Vervain grows three to five feet high, thriving in full as well as part-sun as well as wet conditions or dry.
Medicinally, the flowering aerial tops of Blue Vervain has been used for many generations as a gentle nervine to help ease anxiety. We most often tincture our vervain to combine with skullcap and motherwort for our medicine cabinet, inspired by our dear friend Geraldine of Suntrap Botanical.
At Fruition, we sow vervain indoors in soil blocks six weeks before final frost, transplanting out after final frost with one foot between plants.
Sow Seeds & Sing Songs,
& the whole Fruition Crew
Bought and used the next immediate growing season. Out of 6 types of flowers in a 72 start tray, these were the only seeds that didn’t come up. 🙁 100% failure rate for the packet I received. May try again next year….
Melissa Knox –
It is true Blue Vervain can be difficult to get started. Have you checked out our webinar Starting Flowers & Herbs from Seed with Tabitha! Community Q & Q? There are some great tips there!