PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Verbena bonariensis
Purpletop verbena, Purpletop vervain
Wonderful sculptural plant!
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period June-September
Height 3-5ft/1-1.5m
Light preference Full sun/Part shade
Soil preference Well-drained, light, moist
Sowing time/depth February - April, barely cover
A tall, sculptural plant that ticks all the boxes! The clusters of small, purple flowers, which are borne on the end of strong, branching stems, are a magnet for butterflies, bees and hoverflies. Grow en masse for best effect. Although a perennial, this plant tends to be short-lived, but it self seeds quite happily and is fast to mature and flower.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow on the surface of good quality seed compost, covering with a very fine sprinkling of vermiculite. Place in a plastic bag or propagator at 75-80F/24-27C. Germination usually takes 14-21 days. Grow on in individual 3in pots. Accustom to outdoor conditions, planting out when all danger of frost is past.
Seed
1 packet - 200 seeds approx. £2.15

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