This herb with its sedative properties and small blue flowers is sacred to many cultures and was thought to be an important herb for the Druids
- Easy to grow
- Historically a magical herb
- Nectar for bees
Vervain appears to be on one of the most widely employed herbs medicinally and also has a long history of magical uses; the Druids are said to have used it for purification, the Romans for rekindling the fires of love and in the Middle Ages as a love potion and salve against the demons of disease. It is a slender herb with small lilac flowers born on leafless spikes.
- Height: 60-100cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Lilac
- Flowering period: July - September
A sun loving perennial, vervain is not difficult to grow and once established will form a decent clump. It can seed readily, preferring to pop up in all those odd nooks and crannies that other plants don’t grow in, so be prepared to dig and move seedlings if this happens. The flowering stems, if not harvested, can be cut back when they die in late summer; the leaves at the base usually stay green through winter.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 24 herbs - £5.60
25+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.