Verbena sp. Annie!

Annie’s Perennial Verbena

 
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Exclusive. Verbena ‘Annie!’ is a truly cold hardy, long-lived, long blooming perennial Verbena. The lightly fragrant, lavender-pink flowers start up in mid-spring and are continuous until hard frost in October. Brought into cultivation as an heirloom plant from a Minnesota garden. Great as a large scale groundcover. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Easy to grow
Native
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Mid spring through mid fall
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 96522

Details

6" tall x 24-30" wide. Finally, a truly cold hardy, long-lived, long blooming perennial Verbena has been discovered. Annie's Perennial Verbena was recently brought into cultivation by nurseryman Kelly Grummons, owner of Timberline Gardens in Arvada, CO. He got cuttings from a Denver customer whose grandmother (Annie) has been growing it in her Minnesota garden for many, many years. The lightly fragrant, lavender-pink flowers start up in mid-spring (late March/early April) and are continuous through hard frost in October. The plant prefers loamy or clay loam soils and thrive in full, hot sun. If after a hard summer season, the plant looks a little tired, shear it back hard to bring it back into color. (cutting propagated)
SKU 96522
Common Name Annie’s Perennial Verbena
Botanical Name Verbena sp. Annie
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 6" tall
Mature Spread 24-30" wide
Bloom Time Mid spring through mid fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Easy to grow, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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4.5

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  • Hardy (8)
  • Healthy (8)
  • Fragrant (6)
  • Accurate instructions (5)

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Smells Really Nice

I bought two of these a couple years ago. One died over the winter, but the other is doing great! The one that died dropped enough seeds that is coming back slowly. Both...Read complete review

I bought two of these a couple years ago. One died over the winter, but the other is doing great! The one that died dropped enough seeds that is coming back slowly. Both are in an area with afternoon shade. They bloom pretty much all summer if you keep them dead-headed.

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Average perfomance

This species seems to be of marginal hardiness in zone 4, since spring has not arrived I can't tell you how this particular cultivar has fared over winter. I have had the species persist...Read complete review

This species seems to be of marginal hardiness in zone 4, since spring has not arrived I can't tell you how this particular cultivar has fared over winter. I have had the species persist in past gardens for five or six years. An introduction of this species in my present garden a few years ago was not successful.

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2.0

Average perfomance

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from Goodhue, Minnesota

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Verbena sp. Annie!:

    This species seems to be of marginal hardiness in zone 4, since spring has not arrived I can't tell you how this particular cultivar has fared over winter. I have had the species persist in past gardens for five or six years. An introduction of this species in my present garden a few years ago was not successful.

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    4.0

    Smells Really Nice

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    from Parker, CO

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Verbena sp. Annie!:

      I bought two of these a couple years ago. One died over the winter, but the other is doing great! The one that died dropped enough seeds that is coming back slowly. Both are in an area with afternoon shade. They bloom pretty much all summer if you keep them dead-headed.

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      5.0

      Fragrance

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      from St Louis, MO

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Verbena sp. Annie!:

        Reviewed this above, a really wonderful and hardy plant, spreading beautifully and blooming very early.

        But wanted to add that on 4/18 pm a 73 high day, in the evening the flowers were intensely fragrant, even to an elderly nose. I qualified the weather and time of the fragrance because for me fragrance is a here and gone sort of thing, but will try to check at other times and days for fragrance.

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        5.0

        Wonerful plant, bright clear pink

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        from St Louis MO

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        • Attractive
        • Bright Clear Color
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            Comments about High Country Gardens Verbena sp. Annie!:

            Out of at least 5 other verbenas that were supposed to be hardy here in zone 6a, this is the only one that lived through the winter. It is blooming right now, early April in St Louis, a lovely clear bright pink. Spreads gently.

             
            5.0

            Very pleased

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            from Ogden, UT

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Verbena sp. Annie!:

              Great

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              5.0

              Great

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              from Ogden, UT

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                Great

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                5.0

                Buy again

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                from Ogden, UT

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                  Comments about High Country Gardens Verbena sp. Annie!:

                  grew like wildfire, very impressed!

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                  5.0

                  So Pretty

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                  from Parker, CO

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                  • Attractive
                  • Early Spring Color
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                    Comments about High Country Gardens Verbena sp. Annie!:

                    These are great! I planted them last fall, and they are already blooming the spring. I will buy more for sure! They made it through a fairly rough winter too.

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                    5.0

                    I love Annie for it's color and Zone 5.

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                    from Champaign, IL

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                      Comments about High Country Gardens Verbena sp. Annie!:

                      I use Annie as a groundcover under Roses. I love the fact that it is perennial here in the Midwest.

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                      4.0

                      A lovely plant

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                      from Denver, CO

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                        Comments about High Country Gardens Verbena sp. Annie!:

                        We first put Annie! into a small bed of (amended) clay-y soil right next to our urban residential street, and it has done fine there. (In fact, it has overrun a few other things that we weren't too attached to anyway, so that's all good.) We then put three plants into a border in the back yard, also in full sun and with amended clay soil. One plant faded away, but the others seem to be doing fine. They are spreading out nicely, and the flowers are visible from the kitchen window quite some distance back. The flowers are not quite so densely packed as in the picture, but are numerous and very showy. We combined them with lantanas in complementary colors, which made a lovely display, and behind them are Alma Potschke asters. Overall, an excellent plant that we are very glad to have!

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