Verbena 'Homestead' - 3.5 inch Pots (Minimum Quantity: 25 Plants)
Verbena 'Homestead Purple' created a sensation after it won the 1994 Georgia Gold Medal Perennial award. The showy purple flowers appear late spring to fall and cover dark green foliage as a dense mat. If you want to attract butterflies to your garden, this is a must-have selection.
Name(s): Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple, Glandularia canadensis, Glandularia drummondii, Glandularia lambertii, Verbena lambertii, Verbena x oklahomensis, Homestead Purple Verbena.
Flower Color: Purple.
Bloom Time: Late spring to fall.
Foliage: Herbaceous, semi-evergreen in warmer climates.
Height/Spread: 6 inches x 24 inches to 36 inches.
Climate Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
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Sun Exposure: Full sun.
Soil Condition: Well-drained to dry, average to poor, pH 6.1 to 7.8.
Features: Showy purple flowers, attracts butterflies, drought tolerant, deer resistant.
Uses: Massed planting, naturalizing, ground cover, butterfly gardens, herb gardens, borders, container gardens.
Comments: Verbena is a favorite of butterflies, especially the purple, red, and blue- flowered ones. A whole host of Lepidoptera species are attracted to them, including the American Lady, Cabbage White, Common Buckeye, Clouded Skipper, Fiery Skipper, Dun Skipper, Crossline Skipper, Eufala Skipper, Least Skipper, Ocola Skipper, Pecks Skipper, Zabulon Skipper, Tawny-edged Skipper, Silver-Spotted Skipper, Orange Sulphur, Clouded Sulphur, Pipevine Swallowtail, Zebra Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Black Swallowtail, Gray Hairstreak, Red-Banded Hairstreak, Great Southern White, Variegated Fritillary, Great Spangled Fritillary, Hayhurst’s Scallopwing, Horace’s Duskywing, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Little Glassywing, Monarch, Painted Lady, Pearl Crescent, Sachem, Silvery Checkerspot.
To maintain plant density, mow to 4 inches height after blooming, or whenever it looks like it needs some renovation.
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