- Botanical Name:Verbena canadensis ‘Homestead Purple’
- Height:8-12 inch
- Spacing:12-18 inch
- Depth:2 times as wide and deep as pot, top of root ball at soil surface
- Spread:12-18 inch
- Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Color:Dark purple
- Blooms:Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring, All Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, All Summer, Fall
- Zone:6 – 10 ( 0° F.)
- Form:perennial, verbena
- Flower Form:Clusters, single petals
- Soil Requirements:Dry Soil
- Growth Rate:Vigorous
- Pruning:Trim or shear faded flowers to promote longer blooming. In areas where verbena is considered a perennial, you should cut it back in late fall when the plants become ragged.
- Foliage:Deep green, 1 to 3 inch leaves
Blooms very early and often, from April to November! Attractive evergreen foliage with clusters of brilliant dark purple flowers held above the foliage. Very pest, drought, and disease resistant. A true Southern classic. Needs full sun, but other than that, it can be planted anywhere, including in hanging baskets and containers. Mature spreading clump is 18 in. tall by 24 in. wide. The finest of all perennial verbenas! Zones 7-10.