Purpletop Vervain Seedlings

Certified Organic

Verbena bonariensis

A butterfly favorite and great for cutting!

 AKA Brazilian Vervain or Verbena. A true pollinator magnet! Butterflies love these fuzzy landing pads of violet flowers borne aloft by tall, wiry, branching stems. An excellent cut flower as well, the plants benefit from deadheading and will keep blooming until frost. As a tender perennial that is not winter hardy, it is grown as an annual in colder climates–but it will readily self sow in place.


4" Pot $4.69 Pick up in Accord, NY, Jul 31-Aug 3, 2024.

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Start indoors 8-12 weeks before last frost. Surface sow seeds as light aids in germination. Keep soil moist but not wet until seeds have germinated. Then, prevent sprouts from damping off by being sure not to over-water them. Harden off and transplant after all danger of frost has passed.

Days to Germination 14-28
Days to Maturity 90
Planting Depth Barely Cover
Spacing in Row 18"
Spacing Between Rows 24"
Height at Maturity 48"
Width at Maturity 24"
Sun Preference Full Sun

Julia Whitney Barnes is an artist living in Poughkeepsie, NY, who works in a variety of media including cyanotypes, watercolor, gouache, oil paintings, stained glass, murals, and site-specific installations. In her works on paper, she approaches each growing thing with equal importance regardless of whether it is a weed, rare species, wildflower, or cultivated flower. She finds it deeply satisfying to take something that is ephemeral and represent it in a way that can live on forever.

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