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Obsession Twister Purple Verbena Seeds

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item #51894-PK-P1
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Big Nosegays in a Swirl of Purple!

Open-pollinated and very adaptable, it flowers over 3 seasons!

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!


Skip Product Specs
Genus Verbena
Species x hybrida
Variety 'Obsession Twister Purple'
Item Form (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Bloom Start to End Mid Spring - Mid Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
Seeds Per Pack 25
Plant Height 8 in
Plant Width 8 in
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Season Extenders
Bloom Color Light Lavender, Multi-Color, Purple, White
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Powdery Mildew
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Cut Flowers, Ground Cover, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

February 08, 2019

Good germination rate

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Most seeds germinated

Diane from OR
February 03, 2019

Nice looking, durable plant

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

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.

Will from CA

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