The tall upright stems of Verbena Bonariensis are crowned with clusters of tiny lilac-purple flowers from June through to autumn.
A great structural plant, providing movement and height without density.
Verbena's nectar-rich purple flowers provide an important source of food from mid-summer into autumn.
A hardy perennial but which may need winter protection in cold areas. Provides colour, structure and movement to any border. Works well with ornamental grasses.
Aspect: Full sun.
Soil: Moist, well-drained.
Height: Up to 2 metres.
Width: Up to 0.5 metres.
Flowering period: June to September.
The stiff branching stems will only need supporting in the most exposed areas. In cold areas best to leave old stems over winter and cut back in spring when new growth appears at the base. Will easily self-seed, so deadhead in autumn if wish to avoid this.
Plants are of 9 cms – 1 litre pot size, but to reduce use of plastic we reuse our pots and supply plants wrapped in newspaper. We mix and use our own compost.