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Verbena Bonariensis

Lavender-colored flowers borne in umbels sit high atop 2-3' tall thin stems making a perfect cut flower. The open airy habit and self-sowing make this a wonderful addition to a wildflower garden. 

50 seeds 

 

PLANTING

Verbena bonariensis

Tender perennial, Zones 7-9

Germination: 7-21 days

Germination Temperature:Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF

Seed Planting Depth:  Sow on the surface and lightly cover the seed.

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperatures. Transplant after the last frost, 12-18" apart. 

Sowing Outdoors:   After the last frost, only in areas with long growing seasons. 

Growth Habit:Columnar, upright

Height and Width:48-60” x 12-24”

Spacing:12-18” apart

Light Needs: Full sun 

Soil Needs:average to fertile, well-drained soil

Approximate days to flower from seed: mid-summer to fall, 90-100 days

Uses: Flower beds and containers, accent plants, mass plantings,cut flowers, drought and deer resistant, attracts butterflies and beneficials

Care: Pinch seedlings to encourage branching, deadheading encourages more flowers late into the season


 

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