This cheerful, easy-to-grow plant draws bees, butterflies and songbirds into the garden all summer with its clusters of lilac purple flowers. Often used as a "see-through" plant in the landscape, it makes its way around the garden by reseeding. Its tall, wiry, flower-topped stems sway in the breeze but don't flop.

If you like the look of the species, try this shorter cultivar which is better suited to the front of the border. Its lilac purple flowers will draw bees, butterflies and songbirds into the garden all summer. Like the species, it will make its way around the border acting as a "see-through" plant by reseeding.

Discovered by famed plantsmen Allan Armitage and Mike Dirr on a road trip, this heavy blooming selection of native Verbena forms a wide-spreading clump of dark green foliage topped with large clusters of deep purple flowers all season, extending its shelf life at retail. Will survive Z5 winter in dry, protected areas.

An excellent choice for season-long color in landscapes and containers. Bears candelabra-branched stems topped with small clusters of electric purple flowers that attract pollinators. Extremely heat and drought tolerant; disease resistant. Lovely mixed in the perennial border; self-seeds, but not aggressively.