1,000 seeds $2.25
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.
height 3-4' spacing 12"
Sowing Verbena bonariensis Seeds
Start verbena seeds indoors in late winter. Sow on the surface, then refrigerate for 5 weeks. Full sun to part shade. Slow to germinate.