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Verbena Seeds – Blue Verbain Native Attracts Garden Pollinators Butterflies, Bees & Hummingbirds

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Verbena Seeds – Blue Verbain Native Perennial Seeds

 

Verbena hastate is an easy to grow native perennial that grows well with prairie meadow grasses. This listing is for seeds of – Blue Verbain a long-flowering garden herbacous plant that seeds itself freely. A popular flowering plant to grow in garden borders and in pots, one of the best  for attracting Pollinators Butterflies, Bees & Hummingbirds

DESCRIPTION: Verbena or Purple Verbain is incredibly popular with butterflies and late-season pollinators, great for pollinators in the fall, this compact Verbena flowers at between 2 – 4ft making it a perfect height for viewing butterflies and hummingbirds at play.

Verbena is a fast-growing, long season flowering, short-lived perennial that self-seeds freely. Verbena flowers freely in full sun, and can maintain during drought conditions, stands up well to foraging wildlife, Tiny purple flowers appear in abundance, and create flower candlea on wiry stems that appear largely resilient to rabbits and deer.

COMMON NAMES: Purple Verbain

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Verbena hastate

FEATURE: Upright candle-like flowers on rigid wiry branched stems with rough dark green leaves

SEED TYPE: Fine seed

FLOWER TIME: Summer

ZONE: 3 – 8

HEIGHT: 2′-4′

WIDTH: 1 – 2′ can form a large colony

LIGHT: Full Sun

MOISTURE: Mesic to moist prairie, riverbanks, and ditches.

QUANTITY: 50 Seeds (may include some harmless fine seed chaff)

OTHER: A spectacular display in gardens and border purple Verbena can also be grown in a meadow or prairie, Thriving on poor soils in full sun, on the prairie, or at home in the cottage garden, plant with bee balm, goldenrod, asters and bluestem grasses.

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Verbena Seeds – Blue Verbain Native Perennial Seeds

 

Verbena hastate is an easy to grow native perennial that grows well with prairie meadow grasses. This listing is for

Verbena Seeds of – Blue Verbain a long-flowering garden herbacous plant that seeds itself freely. A popular flowering plant to grow in garden borders and in pots, one of the best  for attracting Pollinators Butterflies, Bees & Hummingbirds

DESCRIPTION: Verbena or Purple Verbain is incredibly popular with butterflies and late-season pollinators, great for pollinators in the fall, this compact Verbena flowers at between 2 – 4ft making it a perfect height for viewing butterflies and hummingbirds at play.

Verbena is a fast-growing, long season flowering, short-lived perennial that self-seeds freely. Verbena flowers freely in full sun, and can maintain during drought conditions, stands up well to foraging wildlife, Tiny purple flowers appear in abundance, and create flower candlea on wiry stems that appear largely resilient to rabbits and deer.

COMMON NAMES: Purple Verbain

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Verbena hastate

FEATURE: Upright candle-like flowers on rigid wiry branched stems with rough dark green leaves

SEED TYPE: Fine Verbena Seeds

FLOWER TIME: Summer

ZONE: 3 – 8

HEIGHT: 2′-4′

WIDTH: 1 – 2′ can form a large colony

LIGHT: Full Sun

MOISTURE: Mesic to moist prairie, riverbanks, and ditches.

QUANTITY: 50 Seeds (may include some harmless fine seed chaff)

OTHER: A spectacular display in gardens and border purple Verbena can also be grown in a meadow or prairie, Thriving on poor soils in full sun, on the prairie, or at home in the cottage garden, plant with bee balm, goldenrod, asters and bluestem grasses.

SOWING TIPS: Verbena Seeds

I recommend sowing these seeds, direct on a prepared seedbed or garden container, water well, and be patient, some seeds will germinate without cold treatment others will need winter temperatures to break dormancy.

1) Sow direct in a prepared seedbed in Fall or Early Spring
2) Sow garden seeds fall or Spring in small pots keep protected in a cold frame sheltered location outdoors
3) Under lights sow anytime but consider where you grow them until they can go outdoors
4) Starting seeds on a bright windowsill with in-direct sunshine can work well for germinating garden seeds in early spring.

I like to grow 1/2 of my seeds in pots this way you can break dormancy, simply by moving the pots around and most seeds germinate in batches, care must be taken when picking out to avoid disturbing emerging seedlings.

I like to grow in pots this way you can break dormancy, simply by moving the pots around and most seeds germinate in batches, care must be taken when picking out to avoid disturbing emerging seedlings.

Pot young plants on until large enough to plant out, this cottage garden plant mix prefers poor soil in full sun.

Seed Count:

Average of 50+ Verbena Seeds per pack, shipped tracked for your convenience spend $20 or more in one transaction and get free shipping.

 
Cold Stratification or Direct Sowing: Recommended. (See Winter Jug Method )
Direct sow seeds in fall and allow seeds to naturally cold stratify. When starting seeds indoors, sow finely and barely cover seeds with soil. I recommend sowing these seeds, direct in Fall on a prepared seedbed or garden container, water well, and protect from winter weather with a fabric fleece if some seeds germinate early. Also known as cold stratification and can be completed anytime of the year by placing seed packs in a cool drawer of a refrigerator for 4-12 weeks to break seed dormancy.

1) Sow direct in a prepared weed-free seedbed
2) Cold frame sheltered location in small pots outdoors
3) Under lights indoor grow room
4) Bright windowsill with drip tray and propagator cover

I like to grow in pots this way you can break dormancy, simply by moving the pots around and most seeds germinate in batches, care must be taken when picking out to avoid disturbing emerging seedlings.

Pot young plants on until large enough to plant out, this native plant mix prefers poor soil in full sun.
Full instructions, border design and planting ideas available online by searching igrowhort native-seed-collections.

Native plants maintain balance and provide habitat and eco-systems for resident and migratory wildlife. Due to many years of ecological destruction, development and toxic pollution many native wild flowers, and wildlife are under-threat of extinction.

We all have an important role to play, no matter how small your garden or balcony a few plant pots filled with natives instead of alien ornamentals of genetic hybrids that offer very little to no benefit to feeding insects and birds.

Time to make a small difference on a global scale and encourage our neighbors friends and families to sow a patchwork quilt of native wildflowers like a blanket to protect our sacred planet!

 

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