Verbena bonariensis | SKU: 0318-P250
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  • Self-seeding annual plants grow to 3-4 feet tall
  • Purple flowers are tolerant of light frosts
  • Easy to grow, thrives in dry soil
  • Great for use in border plantings or as a cut flower
  • This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States and can be grown as a tender perennial in warm climates.

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(Verbena bonariensis) (aka Purple Top) Introduced to England from South America around 1725. Stiff stems with dark green leaves support an endless succession of purple flowers up to and even after the first light frost. Thrives in warm dry soil, very easy to grow. Great for subtle borders where height is needed. Tender perennial, usually grown as an annual, 3-4' tall.

Learn to Grow Verbena

Start Indoors: 8-12 weeks before last frost

Germination: 14-28 Days

Plant Outdoors: 18-24” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Seed is slow to germinate and sensitive to excess moisture. Plant out after the danger of frost has passed in late spring. Makes an excellent cut flower.

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Love these and so do the hummingbirds. Great for tucking in here and there for fill. Tough for such tall plants; they do not fall over in the wind. Pretty in bouquets.

Great Garden Addition


These are so great in my garden, as they do not take up much horizontal space and add some nice height for visual interest. They bloomed ALL summer and the bees LOVE them. Will be adding these for many years to come.

Required in a flower garden


Two wonderful seasons growing this sturdy tall flower. I grow them in a good-sized cluster mixed with orange flowers.