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Purpletop vervain

Verbena bonariensis

Description

Purpletop vervain is a short-lived perennial from South America that grows with a highly distinctive upright and open habit. Clusters of light purple flowers occur in late spring on 3-6 ft. tall branches that often ascend above other plants in the garden. This unique perennial grows well throughout the Inland Empire in sunny locations and with low amounts of supplemental water. It is combined with other flowering perennials and butterfly plants in mixed plantings, along borders and in small masses.

Plant Type: Perennial
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Upright, Open
Growth Rate: Short-lived, Fast
Foliage Color: Medium green
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, Frost, Drought, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Flowering accent plant, Attracts butterflies, Borders, Banks, Wildlife value
Height: 3 ft. – 6 ft.
Width: 3 ft.

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