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Verbena bonariensis

Purple top verbena

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPurple
  • Leaf ColourGreen

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.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

S. America

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, attracts bees and butterflies.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Chalky
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate from seed in the autumn or spring, from stem cuttings in summer or autumn,

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