Verbena stricta

Hoary Vervain

This is a tough, drought-tolerant plant of dry places and poor soils. 3-4’ tall with attractive mauve flower spikes and leaves covered with downy white hairs.

Height: 1-4 feet

Sun Requirements: Requires full sun

Water Requirements: Normal to dry sandy soils

Flowers: Purple flowers in July to September

Attracts: small mammals, butterflies, bees

Important Butterfly Larval Host