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Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple' (Rose vervain 'Homestead Purple')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Other names

Glandularia canadensis 'Homestead Purple', Rose vervain 'Homestead Purple', Clump vervain 'Homestead Purple', Cut-leaved vervain 'Homestead Purple', Rock Mountain vervain 'Homestead Purple'

Genus

Verbena Verbena

Variety or Cultivar

'Homestead Purple' _ 'Homestead Purple' is a trailing, mat-forming, herbaceous perennial with deeply-lobed, dark green leaves and flat clusters of small, fragrant, purple flowers from late spring to late summer.


Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers may be fragrant.

Habit

Trailing, Spreading, Mat Forming

Flower

Purple in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leafhoppers , Slugs Aphids , Leafhoppers , Slugs

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed, Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple' (Rose vervain 'Homestead Purple') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.9m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Hanging baskets

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained to moist but well-drained soil in sun. May overwhelm smaller perennials. Avoid wet, waterlogged conditions. Grow as an annual in areas with severe winters. Protect with a dry winter mulch in cold areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Other names

Glandularia canadensis 'Homestead Purple', Rose vervain 'Homestead Purple', Clump vervain 'Homestead Purple', Cut-leaved vervain 'Homestead Purple', Rock Mountain vervain 'Homestead Purple'

Genus

Verbena Verbena

Variety or Cultivar

'Homestead Purple' _ 'Homestead Purple' is a trailing, mat-forming, herbaceous perennial with deeply-lobed, dark green leaves and flat clusters of small, fragrant, purple flowers from late spring to late summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers may be fragrant.

Habit

Trailing, Spreading, Mat Forming


Colour

Flower

Purple in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leafhoppers , Slugs

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed, Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple' (Rose vervain 'Homestead Purple') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.9m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Hanging baskets

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained to moist but well-drained soil in sun. May overwhelm smaller perennials. Avoid wet, waterlogged conditions. Grow as an annual in areas with severe winters. Protect with a dry winter mulch in cold areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple' (Rose vervain 'Homestead Purple')

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple' (Rose vervain 'Homestead Purple')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Phytophthora tentaculata Kröber & Marwitz - All Hosts

Type

Oomycete

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pathogen present in parts of Europe and beyond.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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