Verbena lasiostachys

Western vervain

Plant Type: Perennial
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Moist, Regular
Height X Width: 2' X 3'
Santa Clara County Local: Yes
What do these mean?



Western vervain is found throughout the California floristic province (portions of California, Oregon and Mexico that enjoy a Mediterranean climate). It grows in an open spreading form to about two feet tall and wide. The flowers are lavender and attract a variety of pollinators. With water, western vervain can spread readily but in drier settings it seems well behaved. This adaptable plant is a great choice for gardens intended to support wildlife with locally growing plants.


Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen