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Verbena bonariensis

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I have quite a few of these verbena plants that I have grown from cuttings or dug up from where they have self seeded.

Verbena bonariensis | Holmer Green, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP15
Verbena bonariensis | Holmer Green, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP15
Pot Size
0.5 litres

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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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Holmer Green, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP15
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