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Verbena bonariensis

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Self sprouted seedlings of verbena have been growing in my garden for a few months. they vary between 20-40cm high, and are just beginning to flower. Can swap up to 15 seedlings.

Plant Size
30cm × 10cm

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Plant Finder: about Verbena bonariensis

Common names

Purple top verbena, South American vervain, Tall verbena, Vervain


Verbena bonariensis (Purple top verbena). This is a tall perennial, which is grown as an annual, and produces deep purple flowers from mid summer to early autumn. The deeply toothed leaves cluster in a mounded rosette.


They are marginally frost hardy to frost tender. Grow them in medium, well-drained soil in full sun or at most partial-shade.

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, attracts bees and butterflies.

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Verbena bonariensis | Louth, Lincs., LN11 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Chalky
  • WaterSemi-moist

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    Anything white/green and shade tolerant. Plants that dont mind drought, I'm not that keen on watering. Anything that multiplies and doesnt need care and attention - I tend towards the cottage garden look (ie stuff it all in and hopefully it'll end up looking nice). Unusual herbs, fruit or veg.

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