Rose-violet to lavender blooms at the tips of tall, strong stems create a light, airy wave of color through the flower bed. Very attractive to butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Reseeds itself readily – a welcome volunteer! Also called tall or purple top verbena, purpletop vervain and South American Verbena.
Botanical Name: Verbena bonariensis
Native: South America
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 7–11
Plant Dimensions: 3'–4' tall and 1'–3' wide
Variety Information: 2″–3″ clusters of small (¼”) purple flowers.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 65° –75°F.
When to Start Inside: 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 14–28 days
Seed Depth: Barely cover
Seed Spacing: A group of 6 seeds every 18″–24″
Thinning: When 1″ tall, thin to 1 every 18″–24″