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Verbena rigida (Slender vervain)

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Time to maturity
1-2 years
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Botanical name: Verbena rigida

Other names: Slender vervain, Hardy garden verbena, Large-veined verbena, Veined verbena

Genus: Verbena

Species: V. rigida - V. rigida is a perennial, often grown as an annual, with oblong leaves and fragrant, bright purple flowers on branching stems in late summer.

Verbena rigida is: Deciduous

Flower: Purple in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

Habit: Tall, Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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Pests: Generally pest free

Specific pests: Aphids , Leafhoppers , Slugs

Diseases: Generally disease free

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

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Verbena rigida (Slender vervain) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Gravel, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging

Cultivation: Grow in moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. In cold areas, protect with a dry winter mulch.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)

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