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Verbena patagonica

Brazilian vervain

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPink, purple
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Verbena patagonica (Brazilian vervain). This perennial has tall, wiry stems which hold tiny clusters of pink, lilac or purple flowers at the tips. The stems will rise highly above the foliage and are a useful and charming member of the border. You should grow in any fertile garden soil that is well drained.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Vervain

Origin

N.C.S America, S.Europe.

Interest and use

Border, container, hanging basket, wildflower/meadow.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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. The seed will need darkness for germination.

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