This is my first year with Verbena bonariensis. It was a gift.
I love it for its tight purple clusters of blooms and its airy loose stems.
I did not know that it was a butterfly favorite.
On any warm day, I can count on a show at the verbena arena.
I cut the stems back when they went to seed, thinking the show was over.
I was mistaken. They have grown back and re-bloomed.
I will be cutting them back each June to encourage a second show in August.
Who knew? Probably you. Flower is always the last to know everything.