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Vervain Seeds - Herbaceous Flowering Perennial
Verbena officinalis


*  Common Names = Vervain / Holy Herb / Common Vervain / Wizard's Herb / Ma Bian Cao
*  Low Maintenance; tolerant of neglect and self-seeds freely
*  Pollinated by bees and butterflies
*  TCM herb known as Ma Bian Cao
*  Whole plant is harvested when flowering first begins
*  Leaves and flowers used in tea
*  Used in herbal remedies for headaches, depression, and flu symptoms
*  Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory & analgesic properties
*  Topical application for minor cuts, sores and eczema


The dried herb is also available in the shop, when stock is plentiful.


Life Cycle:  Perennial
Height:  18-24 in
Max Width:  18 in
USDA Zone:  4-9
Light:  Full Sun
Harvest:  70-80 days 

1.  Surface-sow seeds in small pots/flats with moistened seed-starting mix. Spritz with water to settle into soil.
2.  Place in warm indirect sunlight and keep soil moist. Germination will occur in 14-21 days. 
3.  Resize into bigger pots as needed. Transplant 4” tall seedlings 12” apart after last frost. Protect young plants during the first few winters.


*** Harvest whole plant when flowering begins, or grow on as a self-sufficient perennial.

Vervain Seeds - Verbena officinalis

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