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Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)

Tall Verbena, Purple Top Vervain, Brazilian Verbena, Upright Verbena, Argentinian Vervain, South American Vervain, Verbena bonariensis 'Buenos Aires', Verbena brasiliensis


Winner of the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society, Verbena bonariensis is a tall and slender-stemmed perennial that displays rich lilac flowers in tight clusters atop long stems that sway gracefully in the summer breeze. They rise well above rosettes of lance-shaped, dark green leaves that hug the ground. A superior nectar plant, hummingbirds and butterflies love it, and so will you!

  • Blooming for weeks from early summer until frost, this tender perennial is hardy in zones 7-11 and can be grown as an annual in cooler areas.
  • Fast grower to 3-6 ft high (90-180 cm) and 1-3 ft. wide (30-90 cm)
  • Its airy, see-through habits promote its planting anywhere in the mixed borders.
  • It grows best in full sun or light shade in average, moist and well-drained soils. Drought, deer and rabbit tolerant !
  • Great in mass plantings, beds, borders or as cut flowers.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 11
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 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spread 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 12" – 18" (30cm – 45cm)
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, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, 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 – 11
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 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spread 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 12" – 18" (30cm – 45cm)
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, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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