Blue Vervain Herb - Organic


Blue Vervain Herb - Organic

Verbena hastata
Open-pollinated. This 5–6' perennial grows naturally in moist thickets and meadows and will do well in similar garden conditions, sending up many terminal spikes of bristly blue-violet flower clusters the entire season. Although scraggly, it blends very well with many kinds of flowers by stretching its spikes amongst them. Herbalist Gail Edwards finds it “a powerful spiritual presence” and nervous system tonic. Similar to Verbena officinalis, but more alterative, vervain acts mainly on the liver and lungs. Its roots are more active than its leaves. Likes light well-drained moist soil. Zone 3. ~2,500 seeds/g.

*All sale seed exceeds Fedco’s quality standards in addition to the federal germination standards. Discounted item sales are final and ineligible for refund or replacement. Volume discounts apply.

OGThis item is certified organic

4692 Blue Vervain - Organic
Item Discounted
A: 0.1g for $2.36   
sale!* was $2.95
B: 0.4g for $4.60   
sale!* was $5.75
C: 4g for $12.80   
sale!* was $16.00
D: 12g for $28.80   
sale!* was $36.00

Additional Information


See Herb Chart for uses and cultural information.

About medicinal herbs: Archeological evidence dates the medicinal use of herbs back 60,000 years to the Neanderthals. 85% of the world’s population employ herbs as medicines, and 40% of pharmaceuticals in the U.S. contain plant-derived materials. Fewer than 10% of higher plant species have been investigated for their medicinal components. Interest in traditional herbal remedies continues to grow.

Statements about medicinal use of plants have not been evaluated by the FDA, and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any ailment. Before using or ingesting any medicinal plant, consult a healthcare practitioner familiar with botanical medicine.

Takinagawa Burdock and Resina Calendula, as well as oats, mammoth red clover and alfalfa in the Farm Seed section, also have medicinal uses. Medicinal herbs such as black cohosh, licorice, and many more are available as plants, and shipped in the spring with orders from our Trees division.

Culture: Some herbs are customarily grown from divisions because they cannot come true from seed, such as scented thymes and flavored mints. Some require fall sowing of fresh seed, such as sweet cicely and angelica.

Using herbs: Drying herbs at home is not difficult. Whole leaves retain their flavor at least a year. To substitute fresh herbs for dried in cooking, use triple the dried quantity called for in a recipe.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.