The Verbena genus contains about 250 species of herbaceous or semi-woody plants. They produce small flowers with five petals, borne in dense spikes. Typically some shade of blue, the flowers may also be white, pink, or purple, especially in cultivars. The plants are drought tolerant. They also attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
The Veronica genus is comprised of nearly 500 species of plants. Common names include “speedwell”, “bird’s eye”, and “gypsyweed”. The plants are native to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.