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Verbena canadensis

Rose vervain

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.15m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPurple, pink, white
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Verbena canadensis (Rose vervain). This species is a rough-textured plant with toothed, lobed leaves. The flowers range from dark purple to a dark magenta and are grouped in clusters. This is a plant that has been used effectively to create a draping effect over low walls or cascading from a container.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Creeping vervain, Vervain

Origin

North America

Interest and use

Container, border, edging

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Rich, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate from seed in the autumn or spring, from stem cuttings in summer or autumn. Seeds will need darkness for germination.

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