Verbena bonariensis flower

By September 25, 2017Articles

Verbena bonariensis flower

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer Verbena is a plant which is found all over the world and is full of history and lore. Also known as vervain, herb of the cross and holywort, verbena has been a beloved garden plant for centuries because of its long lasting blooms and herbal qualities. Trailing verbenas are a common sight in annual hanging baskets, yet they are also commonplace in native butterfly habitats. This can lead many gardeners to wonder is verbena annual or perennial? It is both actually. Continue reading to learn about annual vs. perennial verbena varieties. Annual vs. Perennial Verbena Verbenas are both long blooming annuals and perennials depending on the type. They also can range quite a bit in size and habit. Verbenas can be low growing, trailing groundcovers that only grow to 6-12 inches (15-30 cm.) tall or they can be upright plants reaching 6 feet (1.2 m.)

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