Big Nosegays in a Swirl of Purple!
Open-pollinated and very adaptable, it flowers over 3 seasons!
Species: x hybrida
Variety: ‘Obsession Twister Purple’
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 25 seeds
Bloom Start to End: Mid Spring – Mid Fall
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
(P)?Pkt of 25 seeds
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!