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Meteor Shower® Verbena bonariensis

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
30" 12"
Height
20 - 30"
Spread
8 - 12"
  • Details

    Features

    Good looks AND personality.

    Lollipops of lilac blooms on deep green foliage.  A fun plant for landscapes and containers.  A truly compact form of the common form.

    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    20 - 30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    8 - 12 Inches
    Spread: 
    8 - 12 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Violet - Lilac
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Hard Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Great in both containers and landscapes.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    These easy to maintain plants do not need deadheading, however, removing old flowers can be done if you would like. 

    An updated look for the species, Meteor Shower has a denser, more vigorous growth habit which equates to more manageable and attractive plants as a flowering thriller in containers and massed in the landscape. And since the plants set little seed, it won’t become invasive like most Verbenas of this type. Heat and drought tolerance and deer resistance sweeten its appeal.

    Meteor Shower® Verbena bonariensis 'INVEBPUTOW' USPP 27,722, Can 5,507
  • 6 Reviews

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    • This is my first year growing Meteor Shower Verbena, and I would highly recommend them. I used them in containers as my thriller, and they performed amazingly well. They bloomed non-stop on strong, tall stems that held up well to windy conditions in my yard. The pollinators loved them lots of bees and butterflies visited all summer long. I definitely will be using them again.

      Rachel
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 2 weeks ago
    • Performed well and the pests that were happily munching on everything else left it alone (we had a huge brown beetle problem this year). Was fine with both downpours and drought. Very sturdy, easy, and reliable.

      Michelle
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 11 weeks ago
    • Fantastic plant for vertical interest in a container. Looked good all summer with no deadheading.

      Peggy Butler
      , Montana
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Greg Lusk/Amarillo Botanical Gardens
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Greg Lusk/Amarillo Botanical Gardens
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Greg Lusk/Amarillo Botanical Gardens
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
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