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***Nectar Plant for Monarchs and other Butterflies***
***Hummers are attracted to it also***

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee)
Genus: Verbena (ver-BEE-nuh)
Species: bonariensis (bon-ar-ee-EN-sis)

Cultivar: Buenos Aires
Treat as an annual where not hardy
36-48 in. Spacing:
15-18 in.
USDA Zone 7a to 9b
*** This Plant Will Live In Any Zone From Spring Until Frost ***
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Bloom Color:
Lavender with Purple overtones
Bloom Time:
Early/Mid Summer till Frost ***Deadhead to Prolong Bloom Time***
Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Tall plant that does not require staking

Suitable for growing in containers
Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5
Early/Mid May
Pot Size:

Buenos Aires v. bonariensis Quart Pot

  • Even though the Plant Hardiness is at Zone 7a which we call a Half Hardy Perennial 

    (If conditions are good during the winter they should come back) This Plant usally does not come back. But it will readily self sow forming new plants year after year. To prevent excessive seedlings the following season keep the Plant Deadheaded which will also prolong the bloom time for this growing season.

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