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Verbena bonariensis
Verbena bonariensis

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Zone
Zones 2-24, 28-41
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Verbena hybrid 'Homestead Purple'

Verbenaceae
Annuals, Evergreen, Ground covers, Perennials

VERBENA

Bear clusters of small, tubular, five-petaled flowers, usually in summer. Most are fast-growing ground covers, good in parking strips, along driveways, on dry banks; also attractive in wall crevices, hanging baskets. Best in hot weather. Need good air circulation (to avoid mildew) and well-drained soil, especially in winter. Many treated as annuals.

Verbena hybrid

Many-branched plant 6–12 in. high, 1/2 –3 ft. wide. Oblong, 2– 4-in., bright green or gray-green leaves with toothed margins. Flowers in flat, compact clusters to 3 in. wide. Colors include white, pink, red, purple, blue, and combinations. Often treated as an annual.

Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’
Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’

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'Homestead Purple'

Discovered in an Atlanta, Georgia, garden, this is an heirloom hybrid between Verbena canadensis and an unknown species. Grows 1 to 2 ft. high, 2 to 3 ft. wide, with dark green leaves and deep purple flowers. Resistant to mildew. Often treated an annual in all zones.

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