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Have I lost my Verbena bonariensis this year?

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Hi - I had a beautiful Verbena bonariensis last year and cut it back quite hard after flowering. We are now in May and I only have a very few new leaves appearing from the old stump despite regular feeding etc. Did I overdo it or is it just being a slowcoach? I live in Sheffield but have a sheltered garden. Please advise? I'm worrying about it!!

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  • Posted: Thu. 28th May 2015 07:57

Re: Have I lost my Verbena bonariensis this year?

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Gilly,
Verbena bonariensis is not a heavy feeder so feeding more than once or twice a year is more than adequate. It needs full sun and should be hardy in Sheffield, given it has adequate drainage, particularly in winter. If too wet and not enough sun, it will not do well. Any chance you could post a photo?
Kathy C

  • Posted: Wed. 10th June 2015 18:23

Re: Have I lost my Verbena bonariensis this year?

Reply from Pam Beale

Just found this on here as I cut down my Verbena last year and there is no sign of leaves or growth at all yet! Was trying to find some advice. Did yours recover in the end?

  • Posted: Tue. 17th May 2016 12:56