The name Verbena comes from Latin and relates to sacred branches.
It was discovered in the city of Buenos Aires from where the second part of it’s name is derived.
Of the genus Vervain, it was an important plant in Celtic times.
Verbena bonariensis is a ‘must have’ plant for a myriad of bees and butterflies in the garden. It has a long-lasting supply of nectar, in fact it is a strong rival to buddleia in it’s ability to attract butterflies.
The plants can achieve about five feet in height, and the long stems can remain as a garden feature into the winter for structure, when much else has gone to sleep. Common Names