Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’


Botanical Name:  Verbena Canadensis ‘Homestead Purple’

Common Name: Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’

Height: 3 ft; Width: 1 ft

Verbena blooms from May through the summer until frost – a great choice for the low-maintenance garden.  Full sun; and well drained soil preferred.

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 ‘Homestead Purple’ is one of the most popular trailing verbenas. It is a vigorous plant with large dark purple flower  clusters. ‘Homestead Purple’ has excellent heat tolerance, deep green foliage and is a profuse bloomer from early spring  until fall frost.  Discovered growing on an old Georgia homestead.

 This rampant perennial  is topped with a mass of bright purple blooms that start in the spring and continue until frost. Its  leaves are deep green, scalloped, coarse-textured and up to 4 inches long.

 The plant’s stem trails across the ground and turns up at the tips. Flowers are borne in finger-like spikes that are held above  the foliage. The flowers grow to 3 inches long and are crowded with individual five-petaled, trumpet-shaped florets.         


NC Native Plant

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