Meteor Shower Verbena (Verbena bonariensis 'Meteor Shower')
ver-BEE-nah bon-ar-ee-EN-sis 'Meteor Shower'

Annual (usually grown as an annual near you) in the Verbenaceae Family

Lollipops of lilac blooms on deep green foliage.  A fun plant for landscapes and containers.  


Thrives in full sun


Plant can be pruned back to promote more blooms several times each season


This plant is probably not winter-hardy outdoors where you live.
Highlights Award Winner Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer Long Blooming Heat Tolerant Deadheading Not Necessary Drought Tolerant

Plant Data

Mature Size 20 - 30 inches tall. 8 - 12 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Partial Sun - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium
Zones 7a - 11b (Usually hardy to 0° F)
Tags Annual, Annual in Chicago, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Deer Resistant, Filler, Full Sun, Good for Cut Flowers, Medium, Partial Sun, Rabbit Resistant, Thrillers
Bloom Period June to frost
Flower Color Violet - Lilac

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