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Verbena bonariensis

purpletop vervain

Native to South America


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Flowers profusely from early summer to frost on near leafless stems in shades of lavender, reaching up to 4 feet tall  . Low maintenance and excellent for the cutting garden in full sun to partial shade.  Can be grown as an annual outside of its hardiness range.  Salt spray tolerant.  May become invasive in zones 10 and 11 and therefore not recommended for those areas.  


Height:

2-4 ft

Spread:

18-36 in

Spacing:

1 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

7 - 11

Bloom Color:

Purple

Verbena bonariensis Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Pollinators
  • Butterflies

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Attributes

  • Dried Flower
  • Cut Flower
  • Container
  • Reblooming
  • Clay Soil
  • Naturalizing
  • Long Blooming
  • Drought Tolerant

Flowering Months

  • August
  • July
  • June
  • October
  • September

Foliage Color

  • Blue-Green

Growth Rate

  • Fast

Salt Tolerance

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist