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Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’


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June - September
30cm x 40cm
Attracts Wildlife
Half Hardy

Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’ is a powerful perennial, charming with its vibrant purple blooms and exceptional garden performance. This robust, spreading herbaceous perennial thrives in various conditions, making it a versatile choice for borders, containers, and hanging baskets. Loved by bees and butterflies, ‘Homestead Purple’ adds a burst of colour from late Spring to Autumn. Its low-maintenance nature and enduring appeal make it a preferred selection for those seeking reliable, long-lasting garden blooms.


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Verbena 'Homestead Purple' stands as a bushy, spreading, and tender perennial, gracing gardens with its long-lasting vivid blooms. This beloved bedding plant boasts dark, finely-dissected leaves, creating an elegant backdrop for the star of the show – clusters of small, bright purple flowers that bloom throughout the Summer and Autumn. This versatile perennial finds its place in a variety of garden settings, thriving in sunny borders, rockeries, and containers. Its spreading habit makes 'Homestead Purple' an ideal choice for ground cover, creating a dense and colourful mat that transforms landscapes with its vibrant hues. Whether cascading from elevated containers or meandering through garden beds, this Verbena variety adds visual content to any space. Recognised for its low-maintenance and the ability to attract butterflies and pollinators, 'Homestead Purple' not only enhances the aesthetic look of your garden but also contributes to its ecological diversity. 'Homestead Purple' provides long-lasting displays to your garden spaces and we think it shines in sunny corners, containers, and borders, creating a picturesque and vibrant display in various garden designs.

Planting Conditions

For optimal growth of Verbena 'Homestead Purple,' choose a planting site with full sun exposure to enhance its prolific flowering. Well-drained soil is crucial to prevent waterlogging, ensuring the plant's health. This drought-tolerant perennial thrives in various soil types. Plant during the Spring or Autumn for successful establishment but we recommend avoiding frosts. 'Homestead Purple' is a versatile addition to borders, containers, or hanging baskets, adding vibrant, long-lasting purple blooms to your garden. With these planting conditions, you'll enjoy a resilient and stunning display of Verbena throughout the growing season.

Watering & Feeding

Maintaining Verbena 'Homestead Purple' involves a little consistent watering, particularly during dry spells, as it benefits from evenly moist soil. Avoid overwatering, as this perennial is drought-tolerant once established. Fertilise sparingly with a balanced, general-purpose fertiliser in Spring to support healthy growth and continuous flowering. Regular deadheading promotes additional blooms. This low-maintenance approach to watering and feeding ensures a thriving display of 'Homestead Purple' in your garden.

General Care

For optimal care of Verbena 'Homestead Purple,' regular pruning is beneficial. Trim the plant in early Spring to encourage fresh growth and shape. Deadhead spent blooms to stimulate continuous flowering and maintain a neat appearance. This resilient perennial is generally disease-resistant, but monitor for potential issues like powdery mildew. Adequate spacing promotes air circulation, reducing the risk of diseases. 'Homestead Purple' is a hardy and vibrant addition to your garden, requiring minimal care beyond these considerations for a lush, enduring display.