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Grows in my garden and reseeds
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Verbena bonariensis Seeds
Verbena bonariensis is a very useful plant. This long flowering beauty flaunts its sprays of fragrant flowers from mid to late summer with airy purple flowers on tall ...
By the way, V. bonariensis offers some great sculpural structure to the garden - its stems branch at regular acute angles which, like bush germander (Teucrium fruticans), are pleasing simply for their precise architecture, with or without flowers decorating their ends.
Treated semi-xeric-ally, V. bonariensis stands rigid and tall. But, when it is situated in too much shade or gets too much water, it sprawls. The one in the photo appears to be flagging and laying on its neighbors too much, indicating that it's planted in part shade, or that it's on a daily dripper...not its ideal staging.