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PlantFiles: Verbena
Verbena 'Donalena Lavender Grace'

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Verbena (ver-BEE-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Donalena Lavender Grace
Additional cultivar information: (Donalena™series)

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive vossner On Apr 15, 2011, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hybrid verbena in the Donalena™ series are vigorous, warm season, tender perennials that are grown as annual bedding plants in colder regions. They are vigorous, heat-tolerant and bear large flowers in many-flowered clusters. These low, mounding and trailing, ever-blooming plants have broad, quilted dark green leaves with toothed edges. Supposed to be as strong a performer as verbena Homestead Purple. Rating it neutral as newly planted in my garden.

Feb 2012. Changed rating to positive, as I'm delighted to report it has returned for me. Given the horrendous 2011 summer, this little cutie has proven to be a toughie. Mine is planted inground, partial sun.

Mar 2013. This verbena did not survive 2012 winter but I like it so much I planted new plants this year.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Richmond, Texas

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