Butterflies love the magenta purple flowers which bloom from late spring until frost. Plants grow to 10-20 in. tall and spread slowly by underground roots in dry soils, more quickly in moist soils. Verbena rigida is extremely heat and drought tolerant, and needs little to no care once established. A winter hardy perennial to zone 7, which can be grown as an annual everywhere.
Growing Verbena Rigida Seeds
Plant Verbena Seeds: Sow verbena seeds in 2 in. pots or cell packs, press into soil and barely cover. Needs darkness to germinate. Kept at 70° F., germination occurs within 4 weeks. Transplant seedlings into the garden 12 to 18 in. apart.
Grow Verbena: Full sun. Plants tolerate heat and drought and are deer and rabbit resistant. Flowers attract hummingbird moths and hummingbirds. They rival butterfly bush flowers with their ability to attract butterflies, and verbenas will flower much longer, with lower maintenance.
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