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Obsession Twister Purple Verbena Seeds

Obsession Twister Purple Verbena Seeds

Big Nosegays in a Swirl of Purple!

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item # 51894-PK-P1

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How we love this annual Verbena! Obsession Twister takes the traditional neatly colored nosegay -- that rounded handful of little florets that Verbena offers up -- and swirls it up into a unique blend of white, lavender, and royal purple! It's not just that every cluster of blooms is patterned differently, but every petal on every floret on every cluster! They're like snowflakes -- no two alike, yet all equally lovely.

Winner of Europe's Fleuroselect Novelty Award (the highest honor a flower seed can receive), Obsession Twister earns its praise from the moment you sow it. It germinates easily and grows quickly, opening its first buds in mid-spring from a late winter sowing. And once the flowers begin coming, they don't think about quitting until the middle of fall!

Obsession Twister is a very reliable performer even in humid, rainy, and dry climates. It doesn't mind a bit of dry soil, and it stands up to powdery mildew brilliantly, so you can grow it in a climate with high humidity or late-afternoon rainstorms all summer long. Butterflies and hummingbirds visit month after month, making it a great addition to your wildflower garden, vegetable patch, and kitchen herb garden, too.

Reaching just about 8 inches high and wide, this annual works even in small containers, and is a great choice for the front of the foundation or sunny annual bed. Use it in larger plantings too -- its ease of growth and nonstop flowers are valuable additions to any sunny setting.

Best in full sun and well-drained soil, Obsession Twister blooms most heavily and best if watered and fed regularly, though it can withstand much hardship. It is open pollinated, so you can let it go to seed if you like. It makes a good spring bulb cover-up too, leafing out and beginning to bud just as the last of the flowering bulbs are passing. Find even more ways to use this long-blooming, hardworking sun lover!

Review Summary
(Based on 2 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5.0


Good germination rate
Diane from OR wrote on February 08, 2019

Most seeds germinated

Nice looking, durable plant
Will from CA wrote on February 03, 2019

I also had a little trouble with germination, but I am happy with this flower. It survived a hot dry summer here in California and the blooms were nice. It is a perennial and it is looking very healthy now. The winter rains have revived it and it has a lot of flower buds now.