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Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'

Purple Top 'Lollipop', Brazilian Verbena 'Lollipop', Upright Verbena 'Lollipop', Argentinian Vervain 'Lollipop', South American Vervain 'Lollipop', Dwarf Purple Top


Noted for its compact stature, Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' is a free-flowering, dwarf Vervain cultivar with dense clusters of small, lavender to violet flowers over a long season. Blooming for weeks from early summer until frost, the attractive blossoms are borne at the tip of slender stems, clad with dark green toothed leaves. A superior nectar plant, hummingbirds and butterflies love it, and so will you! Perfect choice for sunny borders or containers. Excellent cut flowers for both fresh and dried arrangements.

  • Grows with a bushy, rounded habit to 24 in. tall and wide (60 cm)
  • It grows best in full sun or light shade in average, moist and well-drained soils. Drought, heat and humidity tolerant.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • This tender perennial is hardy in zones 7 but can be grown as an annual in cooler areas.
  • Great in mass plantings, beds and borders, containers or as cut flowers for both fresh and dried arrangements.
  • Cut down in spring as new growth emerges from the base; deadhead after flowering if seed is not required
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings or let it self-seed

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Heat Zones 7 – 12
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Verbena
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Heat Zones 7 – 12
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Verbena
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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