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Purple Top Vervain Plants

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Purpletop Vervain

Pot Grown Herbaceous Perennials
  • Clusters of purple flowers on 2m tall stems
  • Herbaceous perennial
  • Flowers July - October
  • Easy to grow in full sun
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
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Description

Verbena bonariensis: Purpletop Vervain Plants. p9 Pots

Lovely tall and slender growth with lots of purple flower clusters to draw in the butterflies. To 2m

Browse our other perennial plants, or our alpines & wildflowers.

Features

  • Clusters of purple flowers on 2m tall stems
  • Herbaceous perennial
  • Flowers July - October
  • Easy to grow in full sun
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators

Growing Verbena

Thrives in full sun in any well-drained soil. If happy, it self seeds around the place to create a purple haze and most people leave the stalks in place during winter both for some interest and to let the seeds spread naturally.

It may not be fully hardy in a cold winter in more northerly situations, where it can be treated as a self-seeding annual.

In Your Garden Design

Verbena bonariensis has become a stalwart of the garden in recent years, both in cottage-style borders and more formal schemes. Producing a lovely, butterfly-attracting haze of violet flowers on slender stems, it can be used to produce height without bulk and works well as a fantastic companion plant. Pair with the likes of Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm', cosmos, Japanese anemone, the lovely salvia May Night and Nicotiana sylvestris.

Did You Know?

This South American species is named after Buenos Aires. The European Vervain is Verbena officinalis.