This short-lived perennial can really take the heat and blooms effortlessly all summer.
A native of South America, tall verbena puts forth tall, airy stems topper with clusters of violet-purple blooms from early summer into fall. These are very attractive to butterflies and bees, and the removal of older flower stems will encourage continued flowering.
Enjoy this pretty summer flower in butterfly gardens and sunny summer borders.
Full sun and well drained, average soil will make this carefree plant happy. One caveat to planting tall verbena is its tendency to readily seed itself, so care must be taken to remove flowerheads before their seeds mature.
Information source: www.Learn2Grow.com.
Genus - Verbena
Species - Bonariensis
Common name - Purpletop Verbena
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 11
Height - 0,90 - 1,80 m
Spread - 0,30 - 0,90 m
Plant type - Annual, Perennial
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral, acid
Soil type - Fertile, well drained
Water requirements - Average, moist, drought tolerant
Landscape uses - Container, Cutflower, Edging, Foundation, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Purple
|Germination||1. Sow indoors from January to April in trays of seed compost and cover with a fine layer (5 mm) of soil.|
2. Cover with glass, polythene or propagator lid. Keep moist.
3. Keep at +20-+25C. Seedlings appear in 14-35 days.