Verbena (Vervain)

Verbena is a genus of about 250 species in the family Verbenaceae, native to Asia and America. This drought and heat tolerant plant is great for beds and borders, hanging baskets, rock gardens, planting in cracks between stones and other tight places.

Name meaning:

"Verbena" is a latin name for sacred plants used in religious ceremonies.

Verbena symbolism:

Verbena is a symbol of romance and sweet memories.

It also symbolizes protection, healing, creativity and happiness.

Interesting facts about Verbena:

In Christianity it is believed that Verbena was used to treat Jesus wounds after his removal from the cross.

Verbena is used in various products such as lotions, cream and tea.

Verbena is a good remedy for treating menstrual problems, anxiety, migraines, diarrhea and cramps.
It is also considered as a remedy for recovering after a long illness.
It has analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory powers and can be used as a laxative.

Plant Type:

Annuals, Perennials

Color:

Verbena blooms in shades of violet, lavender, red, pink and white.

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