I love this plant for looking good in so many situations and attracting butterflies and hoverflies.
Peck's Skipper on Verbena
VanDusen Botanical Garden
You know this plant - itís one of the greatest all purpose, make your garden look good - no matter what plants.
August 2008--Matthaei Botanical Gardens with Speyeria atlantis
verbena bonariensis blooming in a base of artemisis
Taken at Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA, June 27, 2003, with Kniphofia 'Little Maid'
Purpletop Verbena in Morwell National Park, Victoria, Australia, where it is one of our more troublesome weeds, January 1990
Verbena Bonariensis with Queen Anne's lace on my wildflower slope.
Close up of Verbena Bonariensis a very interesting flower.
A golden fly visiting the tiny flowers. Rio de Janeiro, late spring.
Verbena Bonariensis with a Bee. 4-20-05
Verbena bonariensis blooming...right is a remaining flowerstem of Eremurus which I always find difficult to say goodbye for this season..
Vertical Statice, Upright verbena
Monarch feeding on plant
verbena bonariensis grows tall...
Closeup on July 24, 06 at 1:17 pm
BF's love to flock to this plant when it's abundant! July 1, 2006 10:55 am.
Photo taken September 2007 @ Dancing Oaks Nursery
Junko feeding on the seeds in late December.
July 24, 2008
First plant the monarchs visit when they return
Purpletop Verbena in Victoria, Australia, October 1987
Purpletop Verbena in Morwell National Park in Victoria, Australia, January 1990
Brazilian Verbena growing wild on the side of the road in early march
The leaf and stalk
Showing the hairy stalk and flowering
The flowering habit - in early February
July, 2012--DKP Garden
July, 2012--DKP Garden
In fertile ground grows near four foot. A very airy plant. Blooms from early season to late season. Reseeds.
A very airy tall verbena that starts blooming early in the season and blooms until frost.
Upright Vervain - 09/15/13
Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com/
August 2008--Matthaei Botanical Gardens, with Speyeria atlantis
It hitch hiked into my woodland garden via a handful of Althea sprouts given to me.
Cranbrook House and Gardens., Michigan. Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com/