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Verbena bonariensis

Tall, swaying stems of warm lilac

The Highlights

    • Tall, slender leafy stems with tight clusters of warm lilac flowers
    • Long flowering period from June to September
    • A hardy, low-maintenance and drought tolerant perennial plant
    • Grows up to 180cm tall - its airy, see-through stems make it versatile enough to plant in any part of a border, in groups or as accent plants
    • An absolute butterfly magnet
    • The RHS has awarded Verbena bonarienis a Plants for Pollinators designation and the prestigious Award of Garden Merit

Verbena bonariensis

Tall, swaying stems of warm lilac
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The Highlights

    • Tall, slender leafy stems with tight clusters of warm lilac flowers
    • Long flowering period from June to September
    • A hardy, low-maintenance and drought tolerant perennial plant
    • Grows up to 180cm tall - its airy, see-through stems make it versatile enough to plant in any part of a border, in groups or as accent plants
    • An absolute butterfly magnet
    • The RHS has awarded Verbena bonarienis a Plants for Pollinators designation and the prestigious Award of Garden Merit

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

Plant in 10.5cm Pot
Plant in 2L Pot
3 Jumbo Plugs

Height on arrival:

10-30cm
Depending on the time of year, your plant will arrive at a height of between 10-30cm
10-30cm
Depending on the time of year, your plant will arrive at a height of between 10-30cm

Eventual height:

90-180cm
1-2m

Eventual spread:

30-90cm
Spreads approx 30-90cm

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Purple
Tight clusters of lilac purple flowers

Habit:

Upright
Flowers grow on tall upright stems

Hardiness:

Hardy
H4 - hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)

Rootstock:

Spacing:

30-45cm
Plant 30-45cm apart to allow for spreading
30-45cm
Plant 30-45cm apart to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Excellent pest and disease resistance

Generally pest and disease free

Water regularly in summer

This plant needs nothing more than rain water throughout most of the year. During hot

Full sun to partial shade

Your plant will enjoy a position with around 6 hours of sunlight daily and some afternoon shade

Any average well-drained soil

Plant in any well-drained soil. If your soil is particularly poor or clay heavy

Feeding not required

This is a low maintenance plant which gets all the nutrients it needs from the soil.

Prune in spring

In cold conditions Verbena bonariensis can suffer dieback if cut back in autumn

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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