Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Photo by taken at NC State Fair
Verbena on a Stick
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Item #: 1144
Zones: 7a to 10b
Height: 30" tall
Origin: South America
Verbena bonariensis is the ultimate perennial for both experienced perennial border designers as well as beginning gardeners. The blue-purple (RHS 82A), large marble-sized, branched flower clusters are borne all summer on 30" tall stalks above the narrow see-through foliage. Verbena bonariensis (latin for "Buenos Aires") is great in the garden or in flower arrangements...a hummingbird favorite. In good soils, you will find a few seedlings scattered around the garden making their own combinations!
Verbena bonariensis is a low maintenance perennial. If your plants become looking tired and ratty, simply cut them to the ground and they will quickly resprout.
Verbena bonariensis prefers dry conditions, where it thrives in both ammernded and unammended soils. When it's extremely happy, you may also be rewarded with a significant number of seedlings.
There are few plants that provide the vertical accents of Verbena bonariensis, combined with all summer flowering, and a narrow enough profile to fit in almost any sunny garden situation.
Hummingbirds are the main pollinators we see around our patches.
Flower Color: Purple/Lavender
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Thrillers
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