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Verbena

a genus of plants in the family Verbenaceae.

Verbena bonariensis
called also purple top; suspected of causing sickness and abortion in cattle.
Verbena officinalis
contains a glycoside verbenalin reputed to cause contraction of the uterus and photosensitization. Called also common vervain.
Verbena rigida
thought to cause photosensitization. Called also Verbena venosa, wild verbena.
Verbena tenuisecta
suspected of causing deaths in chickens and photosensitization in sheep. Called also Mayne's pest.
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They were set among a haze of purple verbena bonariensis and fiery crocosmia (a combination we chatted about before on these pages after our Chelsea review).
Grow plants which will attract butterflies including buddleia, Verbena bonariensis, lavender, perennial wallflower, marjoram, phlox, nasturtium, escallonia, cone flower, aster, sweet rocket, lobelia and herbs including chives, thyme and mint.
BEGIN A PURPLE LOW-WATER BORDER Plant these drought-tolerant perennials in hues of purple and lilac to make a fine display this summer: Achillea millefolium 'Lavender Beauty', Cistus x purpureas, lavender, Phlomis tuberosa, salvia, and Verbena bonariensis.
In this category of water-thrifty plants, all highlighted by Amos, are the following: crepe-flowered rock rose (Cistus), tall and daisy-flowered Cosmos, Cotoneaster, silverberry (Elaeagnus), purple-flowered and self-sowing Verbena bonariensis, yellow-blooming Jerusalem sage (Phlomis fruticosa) and red hot poker (Kniphofia).
But the tall border verbena bonariensis, from South America, is an entirely different type of plant.
Alternatively use the tall, narrow, sparsely-leafed stems of Verbena bonariensis to provide a floating, airy layer above the rest of the plants.
Verbena is another great performer - the Argentinian vervain, Verbena bonariensis, is valued for its tall, branching stems topped with clusters of pretty purple flowers.
The best garden plants are buddleia (davidii 'Dartmoor' and weyerana), Verbena bonariensis, marjoram and good old-fashioned michaelmas daises.
Verbena bonariensis is a relatively new plant and is easily grown from seed.