Verbena bonariensis
Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Verbena
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jun-Sep
Height: 4-5' Spacing: 15-18"
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This species offers a completely different look in Verbenas. It carries 2–3" clusters of pinkish purple blooms on wiry, self-supporting stems. The dark green leaves are very narrow and very sparse, so the plants are remarkably light and airy. They can be put at the front of the border without blocking the plants behind. Plant in groups to create a lilac haze, or scatter here and there to provide color through the dog days. Even mature gardens can accommodate this upright, narrow plant, which reseeds itself to create pleasant surprises the following year. A first-rate cut flower.




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A Monarch of the garden

JoanieM6 from Just mover to Virginia beach Va.

I love this plant. It's one of my top five faves and I've been gardening for fourty two years now. This flower blooms from mid summer on (earlier if started from purchased plants instead of seed) and continues well into the fall, blooming right along side the mums. It attract Monarch butterflies in droves and the bumble bees love it too. The plant itself is not that big so it can be used in small spaces to big effects. Yes it does pop up here and there (occasionally) in my garden but that's part of it's charm. I have never experienced invasiveness (on Long Island) from this plant but I do understand that different conditions will cause a plant to react differently. I have recently moved to Virginia Beach Va. And I plan to try them out here too. I can't wait till summer.

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A butterfly magnet

Mel from Laredo, Texas

This plant is worth putting in the border. I bought three of these and planted them together in my butterfly garden this April. Since then, they have bloomed continuously to the delight of bees and butterflies galore, which we have in profusion here in Southwest Texas.

Attracting nature to my garden is my main goal, and I am thrilled with this plant for delivering on that hope. I have read that this variety of verbena self-sows freely. I can't say that I mind that very much. The more the merrier. Another plus is its apparent heat tolerance, blooming and blooming despite blazing 100 degree temps.

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"Necessary plant for any garden"

Trese the Gardener from Amherst, NH

Verbena bonariensis is one of my most favorite plants in the garden. It is a complimenting scrim plant and will quickly become a must have. It is tender in the zone I live in "5" but has managed to make a home in my garden each year.

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More Beautiful Than the Picture

LuLu from Eastern, Washington

When they first arrived I thought they will never get 4-5 ft. tall, I was wrong, the product grew exactly as described in the catalog.

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careful, can be invasive

atreehuggingirl from denver, co

I am a horticulturist at a country club and used this plant ONCE 8 years ago, needless to say I still have this plant somewhere every year. I have been weeding it out of beds that are not even close to the area that I planted this plant. If you catch it at the early stage, its simple to pull, but just let one or two bloom and your right back where you started. On the plus side, it has a long bloom time and is tall and airy and a great background plant.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Latin Name Pronunciation: ver-bee'nuh  

These vigorous plants have been popular with southern gardeners for a long time. Their abundant blooms are unaffected by the kind of intense heat that leaves lesser plants gasping on the ground. Plants are long-blooming, flowering continuously from late spring into fall. Ideal for edging a walk or filling containers.

Verbena is a relatively carefree plant. Just give them full sun and plant in average garden soil. To keep the color coming, remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom.

For information on planting and care of annuals, click How to grow annuals.

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