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).
|Purpletop verbena, Purpletop vervain|
|Wonderful sculptural plant!|
|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.|