If you’re looking for a stunning (and easy to grow) way to attract pollinators to your garden, look no further than verbena bonariensis, Lollipop. This late-blooming, tall sculptured plant brings bright lavender bursts of color to your garden and is airy enough to allow other plants to shine as well.
Verbena bonariensis thrives in sunlight with well-drained soil and constant moisture. Growing up to 6 feet tall, this plant makes a fabulous filler and attracts all sorts of pollinators from monarch butterflies and bees to hummingbirds.
This plant starts blooming mid-summer and continues throughout the season until the first frost of the year. For more information, check out the links below, and if you have any questions about adding this beauty to your garden, feel free to call or email our perennial expert.
Are you watering your trees and shrubs correctly?
Proper watering can ensure that plants not only survive these hot months but thrive!
- Plants and trees (especially new plantings!) need a deep watering 2-3 times per week until the first frost
- Deep watering means that the soil is saturated to the depth of the root ball
- Avoid daily, shallow watering
- Do not rely on irrigation systems for watering trees, as they will not provide a deep enough watering to reach the roots
Using a Treegator watering bag, or similar device can make this process much easier!