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Brazilian Vervain Verbena Seeds

Heirloom

#1192
4.4 out of 5 stars
(10 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

Rose-violet to lavender blooms at the tips of tall, strong stems create a light, airy wave of color through the flower bed. Very attractive to butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Reseeds itself readily - a welcome volunteer! Also called tall or purple top verbena, purpletop vervain and South American Verbena.

$1.89 100 mg (~320 seeds)

Botanical Name: Verbena bonariensis

Family: Verbenaceae

Native: South America

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 7–11

Plant Dimensions: 3'–4' tall and 1'–3' wide

Variety Information: 2"–3" clusters of small (¼") purple flowers.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 65° –75°F.

When to Start Inside: 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 14–28 days

Seed Depth: Barely cover

Seed Spacing: A group of 6 seeds every 18"–24"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 18"–24"

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Brazilian Vervain Verbena Seeds Reviews

10 reviews

Vervain verbena,, butterfly magnet

5 out of 5 stars Jul 20, 2018
This should be in everyone's garden! The butterflies just love it . It is so graceful and the little flowers are simply beautiful. Also hard to find it seems.
shelly l benner from PA

Slow but Lovely

5 out of 5 stars Dec 24, 2018
I found Verbena bonariensis took forever to sprout and take off and when I first grew it a couple years back I half-decided it wasn't worth doing again. However, I didn't realize it was a persistent perennial that grows and takes care of itself after that initial investment! I moved some plants I'd put too close to a walkway and they transplanted beautifully. Growing some more this year for the backyard. These flowers are absolutely beautiful and look amazing in a cut flower arrangement or with a little flower sprig tucked under the ribbon of a gift.
Andrea from OR
Owner Response: Andrea, We love them too! Butterflies seem to flock to them and they are great as cut flowers. We can't wait for spring!

Still trying!

4 out of 5 stars Jul 16, 2019
I have no been successful sprouting this gorgeous plant! Will keep trying, it's probably something on my end!
Triniti from CA
Owner Response: Hi Triniti, Try sowing then in cells or small pots with moistened seed starting mix and refrigerating them for 2-3 weeks before sprouting them--this may help.

Tall, graceful and lovely filler

5 out of 5 stars Aug 14, 2019
Brazilian Vervain Verbenais hard to find so when found them on Botanical Interests site, I grabbed couple of packets. I successfully winter sowed one packet, and direct-sowed another packet. These gems are perfect in between fuller plants. The stems are very slender with almost no leaves to speak of, so they work best mixed in with other plants, not on their own. I have them inter-planted between calendula, peony poppies, cosmos and zinnia, and the result is gorgeous. Pollinators love them and they are great in flower arrangements too.
Mary from CO

Tough as an Arizona Summer

5 out of 5 stars Oct 29, 2020
Tough, pretty, and smart to plant since it's so water-wise! I hand-sow these guys in with my roses in my Zone 3 irrigated (small) beds close to the house in Phoenix - in the fall- where the irrigation and water use is kept to a minimum, and they take off by spring. They self-sow as well even in un-irrigated spots, yet are not invasive. Great in fresh and dried flower arrangements.
Ari Driver from AZ

Tall verbena plants

5 out of 5 stars Jul 2, 2021
The germination rate was pretty good but definitely took longer than I anticipated, but just be patient! I would probably recommend planting them closer than the seed packet spacing indicates so you get a fuller look since they are pretty tall and lanky, they definitely are more appreciable when planted in mass. They are doing well in the summer heat and got to about 3-3.5 feet tall so far.
Steph from UT

Disappointed

1 out of 5 stars Aug 13, 2021
Second Year trying with seeds but no luck
Kathleen Tutone from NH
Owner Response: Hi Kathleen, Similar to the hollyhocks you reviewed these seeds also need light to germinate so they should not be buried. Rest assured we do test our seeds regularly using a third-party laboratory to ensure seeds meet federal and our own standards. A customer service agent will be contacting you by email to help.

Longer germination

4 out of 5 stars Oct 23, 2021
These took longer to germinate than I expected. But I ended up with a few plants that put on a great display this year. In the future I will probably try the "winter sowing" trick (planting in a milk bottle directly outside) and pricking out.
Amy from UT

Prolific

5 out of 5 stars Nov 26, 2021
I winter sowed these seeds, then transplanted into a raised bed devoted to pollinator plants. They bloomed heavily from latter July through early November here in south central PA
Kathleen from PA

Excellent Perennial Flower In Zone 8b

5 out of 5 stars Dec 2, 2021
Great success planting these tall, abundant flowers on the first try. Planted the seeds in late winter and covered them with shade cloth until they were established. This packet made a patch that is about 2 feet by 4 feet.
Christina from OR

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