I was given a dwarf red false vervain by Texas plantsman Greg Grant in the 1990's. It was my first time to grow this group of plants. I fell in love with them and soon collected different colors and eventually started breeding them. That first plant was likely the cultivar 'Red Compacta' and was enjoyed greatly for its short height and ability to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. We've now replaced that selection with one of the hybrids we've developed here at Bustani. After several years of breeding and looking at numerous hybrids, we feel Nectarwand Cherry Dwarf False Vervain is superior with its slightly larger flowers, intense color and nice growth habit.