This plant has become a firm favourite for Summer and Autumn colour. Heads of purple flowers seem to dance on long stems. Although plants tend to disappear after a couple of seasons they always set seed somewhere else.
Great late pollen for Butterflies and Bees.
Description: Verbena with purple flowers.
Plant Type: Verbena bonariensis
Habit: Long stems.
Ultimate Height: 1 metres
Ultimate spread: 1 metres
Time to ultimate height: 1 years
Aspect: Free draining.
Hardiness: Half Hardy
Low maintenance: Low
Drought resistant: Moist, well drained soil.
Soil PH: Neutral.
Moisture: Moist,well drained.
Season of interest: Summer.
Suggested planting locations and garden types:
Tightly packed clusters of lilac-purple flowers top the tall branching stems from June to September. This stylish perennial has been enjoying a resurgence of interest in recent years. It is perfect for a sheltered, sunny spot with well-drained soil and its open, transparent shape means that it can easily be used at the front, middle or back of the border.
How to care
Pruning: Cut back in Winter when seeds have dispersed.