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Verbesina

Verbesina (Crown Beard)

The clusters of aster-like, butterfly-attracting flowers that verbesina produces are typically yellow or white. Verbesina prefers full sun and a moist site, such as near a pond or stream.

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Verbesina is a genus of roughly 300 species in the Aster family, native to the Americas from Canada south to Argentina. The genus name is intentionally similar to verbena as supposedly some verbesina species have verbena-like leaves.

Despite some weedy members, there are many other species in the genus with ornamental potential including some with fragrant flowers. The clusters of aster-like, butterfly-attracting flowers that verbesina produces are typically yellow or white. Verbesina stems have a curious feature...they all have a pair of wings like Euonymous alatus. Verbesina plants have a very informal habit, like eupatorium or vernonia, that is perfect for a meadow garden.

Verbesina prefers full sun and a moist site, such as near a pond or stream, and can tolerate periodic flooding. Try combining verbesina with other large water-loving plants such as arundo, eupatorium, and alocasia. When you are ready to buy verbesina for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online offering of verbesina for sale.