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Genus of about 250 species of annuals, perennials and subshrubs, some of them tuberous or rhizomatous. They occur in usually open and sunny habitats such as prairies, wasteland and roadsides and in open woodland (some species prefer moist sites, others dry).

Almost all are from tropical and temperate regions of North, Central and South America with a few from southern Europe.

The UK representative is the herb vervain, V. officinalis, a perennial of roadsides and waste places especially on chalky soils.

It had many uses in medicine and was used as a charm against witches and devils.



Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - annuals, perennials and subshrubs
  • Full sun - protect with winter mulch in frosty areas
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - aphids, leaf hoppers, thrips, slugs
  • Place of origin - tropical and temperate regions North, Central, South America,southern Europe
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -

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VERBENA bonariensis   AWARD

VERBENA bonariensis  >

Violet-purple. Tall growing
Multibuy Any 3+ for £4.00 each
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Seeds £5.00 packet
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each, 10+ £9.50 each
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VERBENA officinalis var grandiflora 'Bampton'

VERBENA officinalis var grandiflora 'Bampton' >

Commonly known as: Vervain.
Upright, fine, wiry branches. Deep purple foliage and small, purplish-pink flowers
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
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