Verbena bipinnatifida Valley Lavender
Valley Lavender Plains Verbena
DetailsValley Lavender® Plains Verbena (Verbena bipinnatifida) is an improved cultivar of the native Great Plains species. Valley Lavender® Verbena, was selected for its exceptionally beautiful purple flowers, its vigor, and improved growth habit. It's a great xeric garden plant that grows best in poor, fast draining soil (no clay). Fertilize lightly in the fall with Yum Yum Mix fertilizer and water deeply but infrequently once established to help extend the life span of this short-lived perennial. A favorite nectar source for butterflies and native bees, it makes a great companion plant for native ornamental prairie grasses like Little Bluestem Grass (Schizachyrium) and 'Blonde Ambition' Blue Grama grass (Bouteloua). Plant Select winner 2005.
|Common Name||Valley Lavender Plains Verbena|
|Botanical Name||Verbena bipinnatifida Valley Lavender|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||3-6" tall|
|Mature Spread||12-18" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to mid fall|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Well Draining, Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30"|
|Advantages||Attract Butterflies, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Groundcover, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Low Maintenance|
|Ideal Region||Coastal California, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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