Verbena bonariensis 'Buenos Aires'

Buenos Aires Brazilian Vervain

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Description

This Brazilian vervain (Verbena bonariensis 'Buenos Aires'), a nonhardy perennial, differs from the straight species by having larger lavender-lilac flowers on shorter flowering stems. The plants reach close to 3 feet in height by the end of the growing season in Chicago-area gardens. Their honey-like fragrance is a powerful attractant for pollinating insects and hummingbirds. Plant this perennial in full sun.

In USDA Zones 7 to 10, gardeners should deadhead the flowers to prevent seedlings from establishing in natural areas.

Soil
Dry
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Lavender
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
7 - 10