Mom’s Head Garden’ Vervain

Verbena officinalis

Vervain starts with a dense crown that gives rise to spires of tiny white or pale blue flowers giving way to a stud-like seeds. Traditional usage in Western Medicine has used vervain as an astringent, antispasmodic, and fever reducing agent. It is also a druidic altar plant, and is believed to exert a protective energy to the garden, the gardener, and the space all around.

Water: Moderate, but prefers moist soil

Hardiness: Frost Hardy


Habit: Up to 2' tall and 1.5' wide

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Average, well-draining soil

Origin: This vervain comes from a local population at Sonoma County's fabled Mom's Head Gardens of yore

Mom’s Head Garden’ Vervain