Blue Vervain - Verbena hastata - Perennial
Deep purple flower spikes rise above spear shaped leaves to 50". This plant is medicinal, ceremonial, beautiful. Pollinators love it. Bloom time from late summer to early fall, bringing a cooling color when it gets hot. Ahhhhh.....
Likes moisture and bottomlands, can take flooding as well as a bit drier soil. Spreads by rhizomes and by seed so give it a place to make it's stand.
Cold moist stratify the seeds for 30 days and plant on the surface, in or out. Can grow up high or down low. So lovely!