Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Red' has clusters of bright true red flowers on low-growing, spreading plants. Its glossy, hairy foliage is usually mildew resistant. Verbena 'Homestead Red' is a vigorous and long-blooming perennial, flowering from late spring to mid-fall. Excellent for the border, ground cover, or container.
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 Red' 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.