Purple Haze

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis Purple Haze is a first-year flowering perennial that is hardy in USDA zones 7-11. Verbena bonariensis is normally a very tall garden plant, 90-125cm/36-48in. tall, which can cause shipping issues for growers. Purple Haze from Hem Genetics was selected to be about 20% shorter than the older types, or 70-100cm/28-38 in. It produces globular clusters of lavender to light purple flowers on well-branched stems summer through fall. And it is extremely attractive to butterflies and other pollinators. Excellent background plant for the garden.

  • Easy to grow first-year flowering perennial hardy from zone 7 to 11

  • Beautiful lavender/light purple flower clusters all season long

  • Good tall plant to bring height to the flower garden

  • VERY attractive to pollinators, a must-have plant for butterfly gardens

  • Can be used for large patio containers to attract butterflies

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Life cycle: biennial-perennial
Use: first-year-flowering perennial, mixed containers, patios and garden beds, accent plant
Height in pot: 40-60 cm (16-23 in.)
Garden height: 80-100 cm (32-40 in.)
Garden width: 20-35 cm (8-14 in.)
Seed count: 4,500-5,000 S/gr (126,000-140,000 S/oz)
Seed form: profi seed, pelleted
Germination rate: 85%

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