Latin Name:Verbena bonariensis
Verbena bonariensis has small purple flowers on spikes. It attracts bumble bees, commas, eastern tiger swallowtails, fritillaries, giant swallowtails, honey bees, hummingbird moths, hummingbirds, painted ladies, red admirals, and more.
Verbena bonariensis has tall, narrow, sparsely-leafed stems on top of which flattened heads of bright lavender-purple flowers appear in late-summer. It’s perfect for bringing height to an ornamental border and also works well in prairie-style planting schemes with ornamental grasses.
A species Verbena, this tender perennial offers months of garden color both from the big blooms and from the finely-cut dark green foliage. Good tolerance of heat and drought means even longer, more perfect bloom.