verbena bonariensis lollipop

Planting Tips

Spacing: 20-24″”
Height:24-30″
Exposure: full sun to pt shade, best in sun
Bloom season: late spring through fall
Characteristics: deer-resistant, drought-tolerant, perennial, attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, cut flowers, fragrant
Uses: beds, containers, cottage gardens

Lollipop is a dwarf form of the old-fashioned and informal verbena bonariensis. It’s a tough character, and needs little maintenance once it’s rooted in well- maybe 3-4 weeks. If it blooms so much that it gets a little tired, clip it back and give it a good feeding to encourage fresh growth and renewed flowering.