|Ease of care, drought tolerance, and a long blooming season make perennial Verbenas a favorite in areas with plenty of sun and heat. In warm climates, they spread and naturalize. Cold climate gardeners grow them as annuals. Most flowers are purple, but they also come in red, white, pink and lavender. Plant in parking strips, along sides of driveways, in rock crevices and on dry banks and walls. Set 2 feet apart for ground cover, as Verbena spreads quickly. Sold in cell packs or larger containers throughout the growing season.
A vigorous sprawler, its textured, dark green leaves and rich purple flower clusters cascade over walls or hanging baskets. The sweet fragrance is stronger on humid days. Prune to maintain vigor.
Attributes - Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'
Plant Type: Ground Cover
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Fall
Flower Color: Purple
Height: 8 in. to 1 ft.
Width: 1 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Fragrant, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Powdery Mildew, Spider Mites.