1,000 seeds $2.50
Verbena bonariensis blooms the first year from seed. The tall stems are topped with clusters of rosy-purple flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. It's a host plant for the Common Buckeye butterfly. Verbena bonariensis is hardy in zones 7-10, but it often overwinters in my zone 5 garden. Grow it as a self-sowing annual in colder regions. It's very vigorous and may be considered invasive in warm zones. Also known as Tall Verbena and Purple Top Vervain. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant.
Sowing Verbena bonariensis Seeds
Start seeds indoors in late winter. Sow on the surface, then refrigerate for 5 weeks. Full sun to part shade. Slow to germinate. Spacing 12".
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