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Verbena rigida Candycane Series (Slender vervain 'Candycane' Mix)

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
0.3m
Max height
Ultimate spread
0.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Verbena rigida Candycane Series

Other names: Slender vervain 'Candycane' Mix, V. rigida/venosa 'Candycane' Mix

Genus: Verbena

Variety or Cultivar: Candycane Series _ Candycane Series are perennials, often grown as annuals, with oblong leaves and fragrant, purple, orange, pink, white or apricot flowers on branching stems in late summer.


Verbena rigida Candycane Series is: Deciduous

Flower: White, Pale-pink, Pale-orange, Bright-pink, Apricot, Purple in Summer

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

Habit: Tall, Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free

Specific pests: Aphids , Leafhoppers , Slugs

Diseases: Generally disease free

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Cut down once flowering is finished.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Verbena rigida Candycane Series (Slender vervain 'Candycane' Mix) will reach a height of 0.3m 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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