Gorgeous, long-flowering Verbena. A haze of purple throughout late summer until the first frosts. This is a stunning cottage garden flower that is tall, light, and airy, attracting butterflies and bees by producing a late source of nectar for them.
This is a great low-maintenance plant, ideal for cottage gardens or prairie-style planting. It is elegant and statuesque, yet informal and free—perfect for the back of a border and as a cut flower in a relaxed arrangement.
I love it with so many flowers, but it is particularly gorgeous when grown alongside Rudbeckia. Verbena bonariensis is a perennial, but it can struggle over winter. Leave the dead stalks until spring and give them good mulch as we head into winter to help protect them.
Seed Quantity: 250 Seeds
Genus Verbena bonariensis
Sow Seeds Sow undercover in February–March or directly in April. If sowing directly, make sure the bed is warm and weed-free. Likes full sun or partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. Self-seeds freely if left.
Plant Out May-June
Height and Spread 1.5m high x 60cm spread
RHS Plants for Pollinators
The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects.
This plant/cultivar has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proven to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant. For more information on the RHS Award of Garden Merit plants visitwww.rhs.org.uk/plants
Arrived promptly in nice packaging. I have bought quite a lot of seeds from Bishy Barnabee and I've been really pleased with the bounty of plants that I've already got ready for planting in the Spring.
Sowed the Dahlia Seeds last week - (in a suitable Pot on the Kitchen Window Sill - which serves as my greenhouse) the sturdy little Dahlia seeds were through in two days and are looking very healthy and happy! Obviously very fresh seeds in the packet.