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When the Emperor had Purple Clothes (Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’)

When the Emperor had Purple Clothes (Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’)

Posted by John Friel on Mar 3rd 2021

Purple is such a striking hue, Rome once decreed that only the emperor could wear it. But it’s also one of Nature’s favorite colors. She bestowed it lavishly upon numerous genera in the plant kingdom and even some in the animal (think birds and fish).Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’ straddles the annual/perennial line: Technically it’s a perennial, but it’s tender enough that in northern climes, it’s used as an annual and replaced each year.Whichever way works in your zone, it’s a worthy addition to t

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