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VERBENA bonariensis

Violet-purple. Tall growing
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individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each, 10+ £9.50 each

Seeds may be available, check buying options below.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - violet purple
  • Height - to 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 45cm (18in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - stiff, upright, open, clump-forming perennial with rough, branching stems bearing a few oblong-lance-shaped, wrinkled leaves to 13cm (5in) long with toothed margins. Produces flowers 6mm (¼in) across in flat heads to 5cm (2in) across from midsummer to autumn.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun - protect with winter mulch in frosty areas
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant. Superb for butterflies. Goldfinches are attracted to seedheads.Short-lived but self-seeds to give strong plants.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, leaf hoppers, thrips, slugs
  • Place of origin - South America (Brazil to Argentina)
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Bird friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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to 2m (6½ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Average Person
  45cm (18in)
 

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