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Hi everyone,

I planted a number of new perennials last autumn, one of which is Verbena hastata 'Rosea'. Unlike all the other perennials, it still shows no sign of life after the winter. I would be surprised if the frost had killed it off as it is interspersed with Agastache 'Black Adder' which is apparently less hardy and that is doing fine. Has anyone experienced anything similar with this plant?

Thanks,

Paul

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  • Posted: Wed. 4th April 2012 18:54

Re: is Verbena hastata 'Rosea' a late emerger?

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Paul,
I'm not sure about being a late emerger, but even though it is hardier than your Agastache, it does like a dry mulch for protection in winter. Did it have a mulch this winter? Was it excessively wet?
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 5th April 2012 16:07

Re: Re: is Verbena hastata 'Rosea' a late emerger?

Reply from Paul Kemp

Hi Kathy,

thanks for your reply. I mulched it with straw (as I did for the Agastache and a number of other plants) and I removed the straw at the end of February. My soil is quite sandy so waterlogging is not a problem I have. In any case, when I was out in the garden today I had a good look at my Verbena and there appear to be some shoots now so it was just very late.

Thanks again,

Paul

  • Posted: Thu. 5th April 2012 17:14

Re: Re: Re: is Verbena hastata 'Rosea' a late emerger?

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Paul,
Good news! :)
Kathy

  • Posted: Thu. 5th April 2012 17:59