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Meteor Shower® Verbena

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  • Height 20-30 Inches
  • Width 8-12 Inches
  • Use as a thriller when using in containers
  • Re-blooming flowers last for days!

Verbenas are native to North America, so they perform well without much help from gardeners, and the hybrid Verbena Meteor Shower (V. bonariensis) really wows. The drought-tolerant plant blooms nonstop in summer with clusters of delicate lilac-colored blooms that last for days. The flowers rise above dark green, slender foliage, packing plenty of interest in a summer annual to adorn a patio, deck or garden beds.

Verbena Meteor Shower is more compact than some verbena hybrids, reaching no more than 30 inches tall and 8 to 12 inches around. The little but upright plant suits nearly any container or landscape use, filling pots with plenty of purple color or bordering walkways and bringing butterflies and hummingbirds into the yard. The plant attracts these pollinators but is deer resistant, adding to its landscaping versatility.

Meteor Shower Verbena Care

Plant your verbena in average soil and ensure containers have drainage. Water it regularly, but avoid over-watering the plant, which can survive periods of drought. There is no need to prune or deadhead verbena. The flowers set very few seeds, so it focuses more attention on flowering and there are few worries about Meteor Shower spreading in the garden.

Although it needs no regular fertilizing, you can add compost to the planting area, or fertilize once or twice in summer with a slow-release fertilizer to keep the plant fed. This is more true of container-grown verbenas. This plant is an easy-care annual in most gardening zones and situations.

Meteor Shower Verbena Spacing

Create a carpet of light purple flowers for butterflies to land on and hummingbirds to enjoy by placing many Verbena Meteor Shower plants together. Space the plants about 8 to 12 inches apart.

Meteor Shower Verbena Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-11
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description: Violet - Lilac
Bloom Period: Planting To Hard Frost
Foliage Color(s) Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Tall
Height: 20-30 Inches
Spread: 8-12 Inches
Spacing: 8-12 Inches
Habit: Upright
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer
Container Role: Thriller
Use Types: Border Plant, Container, Landscape
Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Low Maintenance, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Verbena bonariensis 'INVEBPUTOW' USPP 27,722, Can 5,507
Common Name: Meteor Shower® Verbena
Other Name(s): Brazilian Vervain
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

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  • 5
    Beautiful Meteor Showers Verbena !

    Posted by Mary Ellen Martin on May 8th 2022

    I recently received my plant order from Plant Addicts, and I must say I was a little more than skeptical about Mail ordering plants , after other fails. However, I was pleasantly ( very pleasantly) surprised at the healthy and beautiful plants I received. Thank you Plant Addicts !!!