Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple' is a low, vigorous, spreading perennial plant with rounded clusters of deep purple flowers. Its glossy foliage is mildew resistant. Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple' is very long blooming, flowering from late spring to middle fall.
Verbena canadensis, also called Vervain, is native to much of the eastern two-thirds of the United States. It is found as far west as Colorado and New Mexico, northward to Minnesota and eastward to New York and south to Florida. It is naturally found on roadsides, sandhills, and other dry soils.
Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple' prefers full sun and average to dry, well-drained soil. It is tolerant of heat, drought and coastal conditions. For best longevity, do not cut back plants until all danger of frost has passed in spring.