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Verbena canadensis ‘Homestead Purple’

Rose Verbena, Clump Verbena, Rose Vervain, Glandularia Canadensis

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Homestead Purple Verbena, Verbena canadensis Homestead Purple, trailing verbena Homestead Purple, purple verbena, Drought tolerant plants, Heat Tolerant plants
Homestead Purple Verbena, Verbena canadensis Homestead Purple, trailing verbena Homestead Purple, purple verbena, Drought tolerant plants, Heat Tolerant plants
Homestead Purple Verbena, Verbena canadensis Homestead Purple, trailing verbena Homestead Purple, purple verbena, Drought tolerant plants, Heat Tolerant plants

Blooming its heart out from late spring to frost, Award-winning Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’ is one of the most popular trailing verbenas with its indefatigable clusters of rich, bright purple blossoms so useful at filling large areas of one’s yard! The glossy, dark green foliage creates a lovely foil for the slightly fragrant purple flower heads.

  • Easy to grow, resilient to most pests and diseases, this low maintenance plant is also drought, heat, dry soil and rocky soil tolerant!
  • Growing up to 1 foot tall (30 cm) and vigorously spreading up to 3 feet wide (90 cm) via creeping stems rooting into the soil or mulch, this verbena is a tender perennial that is hardy to zone 6 but will need a good winter mulch. It is evergreen in zones 7 – 10 and may be grown as an annual in other climates.
  • Thriving in full sun, in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils, this plant will self seeds in ideal growing conditions. This plant does better in average to poor soil than in rich, moist garden soil. Excellent drainage is important!
  • It is a great candidate for borders or rock gardens and provides a stunning effect when planted en masse. Attractive as a ground cover, it is also perfect for edging, containers or hanging baskets.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Verbenaceae
Genus Verbena
Common names Verbena
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 36"
(60cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Verbena lilacina ‘De La Mina’ (Cedros Island Verbena)
Verbena lasiostachys (Western Vervain)
Verbena halei (Texas Vervain)
Glandularia maritima (Beach Verbena)
Glandularia bipinnatifida (Prairie Verbena)
Glandularia canadensis (Rose Vervain)

Recommended Companion Plants

Stipa tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass)
Hemerocallis (Daylilies)
Persicaria amplexicaulis (Mountain Fleece)
Rudbeckia fulgida (Black-Eyed Susan)

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Verbena: How to Grow and Care with Success
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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Verbenaceae
Genus Verbena
Common names Verbena
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 36"
(60cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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