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Verbena rigida ‘Polaris’

Vervain

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.3m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPale lilac-pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Verbena rigida ‘Polaris’ (Vervain). This is an easy to grow, perennial which produces colourful and showy flowering spikes which bloom in the autumn. It will brighten up the landscape with its colourful and showy flower spikes.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, ornamental, fragrance, cutting bed, border.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Medium, Sandy
  • 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. This perennial may be pruned severely if it becomes straggly.

Propagation

You can propagate by stem cuttings in late summer or autumn or by seeds which may be sown outside in the autumn or spring. Darkness is needed for germination of these seeds.

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