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Verbena tenera

Vervain

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.6m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourRed, pale purple
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Verbena tenera (Vervain). This species is a shrubby perennial with 2.5cm pubescent, pinnatifid leaves. The flowers are borne in spikes of reddish-pale purple blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

N.C.S America, S.Europe.

Interest and use

Beds and window boxes

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Medium
  • 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. You can propagate from seed in the autumn or spring, from stem cuttings in summer or autumn,

Propagation

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

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