Verbena officinalis is a perennial that is native to Europe and the Mediterranean. The plant gives rise to stems like spires that bear the flowers giving way to a studded patterning of seeds. Traditionally, verbena officinalis has been used for its medicinal properties. It is said to be an astringent, antispasmodic and fever reducing agent. It is also believed to exert a protective energy to the garden, the gardener, and the space all around. Always consult a medical health professional or a qualified herbalist before using this plant medicinally.
Scientific Name: Verbena officinalis
Plant Life Cycle: Perennial
Optimal Germination Temperature: 16-30°C
Germination time in days: 14-28 days
Sunlight: full sun
Soil requirement: moist, well-drained soil.
Sowing and cultivation: Sow outdoors in early spring, or give 2 weeks of cold stratification then sow on surface, barely cover with soil, tamp well and keep cool and evenly moist until germ. Space plants 2 feet apart.