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Verbena bonariensis

For sale by The Lazy Gardener

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Great eye-catching hardy herbaceous perennial for the back or middle of the border, as it can reach up to 5 feet. It has an airy see-through quality which means you can still use it in the middle of the border and see through to the plants behind.

Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Mulch around the crown in winter with dry material such as bark or potting compost at a depth of 2 inches to stop the plant rotting and cut back to about 10 inches above ground level in late autumn to stop wind rock. If you cut too low the plant will likely die. I am offering the plant for sale or swap. Pot grown plant from seed. The plant is growing in a black round pot with drainage holes in the bottom.

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 | Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Chalky
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Steeple Gidding, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28
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