Verbena bonariensis
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Verbena bonariensis

giant verbena
Brazilian verbena

  family verbenaceae 
  genus verbena 

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Genus  Verbena Species  bonariensis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  giant verbena   Brazilian verbena Family  VERBENACEAE Specimen number  S11290 Data source  CrscntBlm;HtZn p179
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  6" - 4' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 08a-11 AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Mostly Natives Nursery Compost  no Size at acquisition  1 gallon Garden location  Redwood Garden notes  Verbena bonariensis can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 10� Fahrenheit. Brazilian verbena (also known as giant verbena) needs summer days with high heat. Full sun is ideal for this plant. It needs soil that is moist, well drained.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  fragrant flowers Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Verbena bonariensis has an annual life cycle. Flowers: Brazilian verbena (locally known in some parts as giant verbena) has arranged in clusters on flexible stems flowers. Blossoms appear in June and continue through October. The flowers are usually a violet color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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