Verbena Homestead Purple
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Mature Height||1 Foot|
|Mature Width||1 Foot|
Verbena are prolific bloomers! Only a week of upper 90 degree heat has ever stopped this informal plant from flowering. The next week it was back to its showy self. Makes a mat of dark green, dissected leaves on stems that sprawl and spread and are covered all season long with bright flower clusters from mid-spring to season's end. Overwinter a few cuttings inside in the north.
How To Care
Prepare the garden by breaking up the existing soil (use a hoe, spade, or power tiller). Add organic matter such as manure, peat moss or garden compost until the soil is loose and easy to work. Organic ingredients improve drainage, add nutrients and encourage earthworms and other organisms that help keep soil healthy.
Perennial Verbena in vivid purple, native to the southeast United States. Excellent in hot sunny areas as a ground cover. A magnet for butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms from spring until frost. Looks beautiful when planted with yellow or pink for a mix of colorful blooms.