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Verbena bonariensis

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You can see the stock plant from which this came (now about 5ft) in the foreground of my garden photos.

Verbena bonariensis | Coventry, West Midlands, CV3
Plant Size
55cm × 6cm

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Plant Finder: about Verbena bonariensis

Common names

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

Description

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.

Cultivation

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 | Barnet, Herts, EN5 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Chalky
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Coventry, West Midlands, CV3
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