Verbena catharinae 'Lavender Frappe'
Lavender Frappe Catharine's Verbena
Item #: 9573
Zones: 7b to 10b, at least
Height: 1" tall
Culture: Sun ?
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Verbena 'Lavender Frappe' is a 2011 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction of a fantastic Yucca Do selection of the little-known Verbena catharinae from the extreme southern tip of Brazil. In appearance, Verbena catharinae looks like a flat growing form of Verbena tenuisecta, but after handling our brutal 2010/2011 winter without a blink, we knew we had something special. The 1" tall drought-tolerant carpet of finely dissected green foliage is topped all spring and summer with short 2" tall spikes of medium purple flowers. Verbena 'Lavender Frappe' makes a 3' wide patch in one year. We have no idea how much cold this will tolerate, but 7 degrees F wasn't a problem here.