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Products > Verbena bonariensis 'Little One' PP18,124
 
Verbena bonariensis 'Little One' PP18,124 - Dwarf Purple Top

THIS LISTING FOR INFORMATION ONLY - WE NO LONGER GROW THIS PLANT 

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Verbenaceae (Vervains)
Origin: South America
Flower Color: Purple
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Verbena bonariensis 'Little One' PP18,124 (Dwarf Purple Top) - A new dwarf form of Verbena bonariensis that grows to only 18 to 24 inches tall. Like the larger form this plant has a long bloom period with pinkish-purple buds that open to pink flowers that later fade nearly to white atop thin squarish stems from spring through fall. A great plant for the front to middle planting of a border or wildflower meadow where it is sure to attract butterflies. Plant in full sun (best) or in partial shade. Tolerates heat and dry conditions and is perennial in zones 7 to 10; useful as a long blooming annual in colder climates. This dwarf selection was made by Andy Maycen at Tom Piergrossi Landscape and Nursery growing grounds in Vista, California. They noted that in the first year this plant grew to 18 inches in height and in the subsequent year reached only 2 feet tall. We have been testing this plant in our nursery conditions since Spring 2005 and it certainly has remained much smaller than our regular crops of Verbena bonariensis, though the flowers are also slightly smaller as well. In side by side blocks, 'Little One' appears to be a little more resistant to the powdery mildew that plagues the larger form. It has been indicated to us that this plant is possibly sterile as no seedlings have been noted, though further testing will be required before this claim can be made. This is a benefit for those who don't want a plant to seed about the garden but unfortunately it means that this typically short lived perennial will need to be replanted occasionally.  This description is based on our research and our observations of this plant growing in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We always appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Verbena bonariensis 'Little One' .