Cover lightly; requires darkness to germinate.
Seed To Bloom:
Start inside 8-12 weeks before last frost and keep at 70-80°F. Cover flats with cardboard or black paper to exclude light until germination starts. Germinates irregularly, be patient, but best germination indoors in February and March.
Direct sow in mid-spring after last frost.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Brazilian vervain is a powerhouse of continual bloom, its tufts of violet-purple enduring until the fall days draw closer to winter. This new multiple award-winning compact selection makes itself at home in containers and smaller gardens, inviting butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds; later in the season, birds harvest the many seeds.
Moderate drought tolerance once established but best with 1" of water per week.
Slightly acid to alkaline
Mix in 2" of compost prior to planting.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Cut when half of the florets are open.