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Glandularia 'Moon River' (Vervain 'Moon River')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Glandularia 'Moon River'

Other names

Vervain 'Moon River', Verbena 'Moon River', Verbena speciosa 'Moon River'

Genus

Glandularia Glandularia

Variety or Cultivar

'Moon River' _ 'Moon River' is a compact, tender, spreading, deciduous to semi-evergreen, short-lived perennial, often grown as an annual, with finely-divided, hairy, dark grey-green leaves and upright, leafy stems bearing rounded or flattened clusters of violet-purple flowers from spring into autumn.


Glandularia 'Moon River' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Spreading

Flower

Purple in Summer; Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering. If grown as an annual, remove at the end of the growing season.

Propagation

Sow seed at 18-21C in early spring 8-10 weeks before the last frost date. Take stem-tip cuttings in late summer.

Propagation methods

Seed, Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

Glandularia 'Moon River' (Vervain 'Moon River') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel

Cultivation

Grow in moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. In cold areas, protect with a dry winter mulch. In containers, grow in loam-based compost with added sharp sand. In growth, water freely & feed monthly; sparingly in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Glandularia 'Moon River'

Other names

Vervain 'Moon River', Verbena 'Moon River', Verbena speciosa 'Moon River'

Genus

Glandularia Glandularia

Variety or Cultivar

'Moon River' _ 'Moon River' is a compact, tender, spreading, deciduous to semi-evergreen, short-lived perennial, often grown as an annual, with finely-divided, hairy, dark grey-green leaves and upright, leafy stems bearing rounded or flattened clusters of violet-purple flowers from spring into autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Purple in Summer; Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering. If grown as an annual, remove at the end of the growing season.

Propagation

Sow seed at 18-21C in early spring 8-10 weeks before the last frost date. Take stem-tip cuttings in late summer.

Propagation methods

Seed, Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Glandularia 'Moon River' (Vervain 'Moon River') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel

Cultivation

Grow in moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. In cold areas, protect with a dry winter mulch. In containers, grow in loam-based compost with added sharp sand. In growth, water freely & feed monthly; sparingly in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Glandularia 'Moon River' (Vervain 'Moon River')

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Glandularia 'Moon River' (Vervain 'Moon River')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Phytophthora tentaculata Kröber & Marwitz - All Hosts

Type

Oomycete

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pathogen present in parts of Europe and beyond.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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