Project Description

Every gardener is familiar with the willowy Verbena bonariensis, a tall lilac-purple vision beloved by butterflies. But there is a more dazzling, low-growing verbena which produces a three-branched candelabra of deep purple to magenta flowers.

Verbena Venosa is a small and more densely flowered version which flowers for four or five months at a stretch. The dense 5cm (2in) clusters of purple-pink flowers are held in domed heads and emit a delicate fragrance through the hazy summer months.