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In The Hedge Witch's Garden....Verbena bonariensis ,Lovely And Easy To Grow

Verbena is better known by witches as Vervain herb.
Vervain was considered a "lightning plant" and was sacred to Thor. It was also sacred to the Druids, "and was only gathered by them, 'when the dog-star arose, from unsunned spots'"
For Italian witches, vervain was considered sacred to Diana. Its uses in rituals and spells cover a range of things restful sleep; calming; protection; purification; divination; consecration; love potions; and creativity.Not all Vervain is ingestable this one is not the medicinal variety, but I use it for lots of things .The beautiful purple flowers dry easily while holding its nice color. Once dry they make lovely spell mixes and incense
or can be used in dry arrangments and wreathes.

Verbena bonariensis or Tall Verbena, attracts Butterflies; Self Seeds; and the flowers are awsome!

Just the facts ;p ........ 
height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 4 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Rate Fast Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture moist well drained soil
Maintenance Low
Bloom Time Early Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Purple/ Lavender Flower
Uses , Cut Flower,can be dried for wreathes and such Naturalizing

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Comment by Harobed on July 10, 2011 at 10:34
Thanks Ive been working at learning to take better pics with my camera,my aunt gave it to me a year ago and Im still learning the ins and outs!
Comment by Jessica Dukes on July 10, 2011 at 10:27
These pics are lovely and I learned some things I didn't know.
Thanks for sharing this.
BB-Jess
Comment by LittleWitchMagazine on July 10, 2011 at 6:16
Hahaha! Oooops! Thanks for both posts than and looking forward to reading the next!
Comment by Harobed on July 10, 2011 at 6:07
yes it does my next blog will be on the medicinal verbena ,I wanted to write about them separately so beginners didnt mistake one for the other ;p
Comment by LittleWitchMagazine on July 10, 2011 at 5:41
And the medicinal one...? Does that grow as easily? Thanks for this!
Comment by Seren Haf on July 8, 2011 at 17:52
Its beautiful in any garden, I grow it with roses and white lilies
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