Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' Brazilian Vervain



Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' is a dwarf form of the species with a short, rounded, mounding habit and a long season of purple blooms. Its coarse basal foliage is finer than the species and the bloom stems on Verbena 'Lollipop' only get one to two feet tall.

This perennial, also known as Brazilian Vervain, is native to South America and is used as an annual in much of the United States, but is usually perennial in zone 7 and above.

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' prefers full sun and average to moist, well-drained soil. It is very heat tolerant and accepts poor soil. Avoid winter wet! The foliage is prone to powdery mildew. If foliage gets ugly, cut the plant almost to the base and it will produce fresh foliage and blooms. We recommend deadheading to reduce self-sowing and to promote more bloom. Do not cut back until all danger of frost has passed in the spring.


  • Common Names: Vervain
  • Zones: 7-10
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soils
  • Height at Maturity: 20"
  • Width at Maturity: 24"
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: May-October

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower.

Care and Growing Tips

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