Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Verbena canadensis, Homestead Purple, Vervain... Common Verbena... Garden Verbena

Common Name: Vervain... Common Verbena... Garden Verbena

Genus: Verbena

Species: canadensis

Cultivar or Variety: Homestead Purple

Characteristics of Plant
If your looking for a heat and drought tolerant plant that blooms like crazy all season long and attracts masses of butterflies, Verbena Homestead Purple is a perfect plant.

Homestead Purple is a very versatile plant. it can be used in hanging baskets, planters, flowering beds.

The plant only reaches to about 12" tall but the leaves and stems can branch out to about 3 feet. The ends of the leaves curl up slightly and large multi-petaled clusters of purple flowers appear.

If planted in the ground, stems branch out and touch the soil will root in and start new plants. The plant will over winter in warmer areas. A light layer of straw or leaves in the winter as a mulch helps to protect the plant.

Once established a pretty care-free and maintenance free plant. It is self cleaning and until a hard frost comes will bloom continuously.

Life Cycle
Annual
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9
Zone 10

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
Yes

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring

Germination Temperature
60-70 F

Seed Sowing Depth
1/16"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
14-24 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
10 - 12 inches

Plant Form
Spreading

Blooms
Yes

Flower Color
Purple

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed
Stem Fragments

Attractive to Wildlife
Butterflies

Additional Uses
Containers
Borders
Hanging Baskets
Planters

Image
(Image by starlight1153)
"Verbena 'Homestead Purple'"
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