Verbena Bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

 Verbena bonariensis 

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.

Common Name: Argentinian Vervain
Family:  Verbenaceae
Description:  Verbena with purple flowers.

Plant Characteristics
Plant Type: Verbena bonariensis
Habit: Long stems.
Fragrance: None.

Flower: Purple
Foliage: Green

Ultimate Height:  1 metres
Ultimate spread:  1 metres
Time to ultimate height:  1 years

Light: Sun.
Aspect: Free draining.

Plant Resilience
Hardiness:  Half Hardy
Low maintenance:   
Drought resistant:  Moist, well drained soil.

Soil Type
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.




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