the tiny purple flowers and bright green foliage of purpletop verbena
Photo: Frank Wouters- CC
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Purpletop verbena
Verbena bonariensis

This perennial (grown as an annual in colder climes) features quarter-inch purple flowers atop stiff, coarse stems. It can grow to about 6 feet and into clumps about 3 feet wide. It'll bloom all summer long and is fairly drought-tolerant. USDA Zones 7-11

TOH Tip: If you want to encourage branching, pinch the first shoots in the spring.
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