Rings of blue-violet tubular ¼” flowers advance up the many densely flowering spikes of the candelabra-like flower heads from June through October, lance-shaped toothed leaves up to 6” long, stout stemmed, attracts butterflies, great for native & honey bees, larval host for Common Buckeye Butterfly (Junonia coenia), good cut flower, rain garden plant, songbirds like the seeds, a short lived perennial so let it seed in.
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b
Other names: Swamp Verbena
Native Range: NS to BC, south to n. FL and AZ
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