Verbena hastata ‘Blue Spires’ plants


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There is a limited quantity of these plants. They are in 8cm pots

Verbena hastata is a different plant from most commonly seen Verbena. It is hardy through most winters , and if it is sited in a sunny well drained spot its sheer volume of flowers make it a real winner. It is becoming very popular.

Verbena hastata ‘Blue Spires’ produces stems of flowers which branch like large candles on an old world dinner table with lovely blue flowers which are produced in volume at the tips of the stems.

The flowers come in mid summer and bloom through into late autumn.

Grow plants together in groups for the best effect. Pinch back when first planted to encourage branching. Water deeply to encourage root growth.

If the seed is sown early it will flower in the same year. Cut flowers regularly to encourage growth and to prolong flowering . Deadhead if you do not want it to self-seed, and there will be another flush in autumn if you have deadheaded. Cut back old growth in spring once new shoots emerge at the base.

This plant is easily grown in average, to medium, moist soils in full sun. It is a hardy plant and does not need staking, and gives an abundance of mid to late summer colour in the garden. The plants can also be used to advantage in a container.

Additional information


Hardy Perennial



Common Name

Blue Vervain, Simplers Joy

Maximum Height

approx 120 cm with flowers