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Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)

Verbena bonariensis Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Verbena bonariensis ver-BEE-nah bon-ar-ee-EN-sis Common Name: Tall Verbena Synonyms: V. patagonica Genus: Verbena
This outstanding annual or perennial deserves its popularity. It makes an architectural statement with slender, willowy stems that stand up to 6 feet tall and do not need staking. It then branches out widely near the top where rich lilac-purple flower clusters stand alone, as if they are floating. This Verbena makes a great see-through plant.
Noteworthy characteristics: This genus originates from South America, occurring in open, sunny sites. The flowers are long-blooming. Verbenas are excellent for annual borders and mixed herbaceous borders.
Care: Provide moist, well-drained soil in full sun.
Propagation: Sow seed in autumn or early spring at 64-70°F. Divide in spring or take cuttings anytime.
Problems: Whiteflies, aphids, slugs, snails, scale insects, spider mites, powdery mildew, Septoria leaf spot, rust.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Drought Tolerant;Frost Tolerant
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Self Seeds; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Purple/ Lavender Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Naturalizing, Suitable as Annual
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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