Hi! I have fallen madly in love the plant verbena bonariensis, tall verbena; also known as Meteor Showers by Proven Winners. I have honestly contacted at least 7 garden centres in the GTA including Toronto, Newmarket, Bradford, Unionville and no one carries this plant. It is too late now to grow it from seed. I am wondering if there is any chance that you might know of a garden centre that sells this plant. I notice it was was also a plant at the Toronto Botnaical gardens in the entry way in 2012 but I cannot find it anywhere. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Alternatively, and God Willing, I will grow it from seed next February!
Thank you in advance and have a lovely day!
Thank you for contacting the Toronto Master Gardeners.
What a lovely plant, I can see why you would like to add more to your garden. From my research I have leaned that this annual sets very little seed and is vegetatively grown by the grower. Toronto Master Gardeners do not make specific vendor recommendations, however feel free to check out https://landscapeontario.com/ and search for “Retail Garden Centres” in your area. There may be a few smaller garden centers listed that you are not aware of.
Good luck in your search.