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Brazilian verbena or Verbena bonariensis

Verbena is small plant with tall, thin leaves.
The tiny bouquets of verbena flowers stand on almost
leafless stalks ending in tiny bouquets of beautiful
blue-purple verbena flowers.
Verbena is a native and perrinial plant who
doesn't survive a cold winter.

Verbena bonariensis and the butterflies

The flowers have a nice smell and are very attractive
for hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. It flowers
from june until august and these are really superb cut
flowers. Its seeds easely. Verbena is must-have for
youre butterfly garden.

the Small Tortoiseshell early in summer

The butterfly garden

Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii)
showy sedum (Sedum spectabile)
Common Vervain,(Verbena officinalis)
oregano, wild marjoram (Origanum vulgare)
Cowslip (Primula veris)
Annual honesty (Lunaria annua)
Hemp-agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum)
Mallow (Malva spec.)
Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)
Wall flower (Erysimum)
Erica carnea(Erica carnea)
Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber )
New England Aster ( Aster novi-belgii )
Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis)
Eastern purple coneflower(Echinacea purpurea)

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