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Bishy Barnabees Cottage Garden

Verbena Bonariensis

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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

    Type Perennial

    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

    Flowers June-November

    Height and Spread 1.5m high x 60cm spread

    Verbena Bonariensis   Verbena Bonariensis

    RHS Plants for Pollinators

    The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects.

    Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators

    RHS Award of Garden Merit

    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 visit www.rhs.org.uk/plants 

      Lush Verbena bonariensis in a domestic garden with a home backdrop
      Verbena Bonariensis
      Tall Verbena bonariensis plants in front of a residential facade
      Verbena bonariensis attracting pollinators in a garden setting
      Verdant garden scene featuring Verbena bonariensis among trees and shrubbery
      Verbena bonariensis with its purple blossoms outside a window
      Verbena bonariensis flowers adding color to a garden beside a wooden fence
      Cluster of Verbena bonariensis blooms near a garden bench
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