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Verbena (any hardy variety) (Vervain (any hardy variety))

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Verbena (any hardy variety)

Other names

Vervain (any hardy variety)

Genus

Verbena Verbena

Variety or Cultivar

Verbena (any hardy variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Verbena (Vervain or Purple top), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Verbena (any hardy variety) are upright to spreading, deciduous perennials with oblong to lance-shaped, toothed, mid- to dark green leaves and dense panicles or cymes of small purple or pink flowers from summer into autumn.


Verbena (any hardy variety) is: Deciduous

Habit

Spreading, Upright

Flower

Pink, Purple in Summer; Purple, Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering. Verbena bonariensis varieties should be cut back in spring once new growth resumes.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Verbena (any hardy variety) (Vervain (any hardy variety)) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Prairie planting, Beds and borders, Gravel

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained or well-drained soil in full sun. Protect with a dry winter mulch in areas with cold and harsh winters.

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

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

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Verbena (any hardy variety)

Other names

Vervain (any hardy variety)

Genus

Verbena Verbena

Variety or Cultivar

Verbena (any hardy variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Verbena (Vervain or Purple top), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Verbena (any hardy variety) are upright to spreading, deciduous perennials with oblong to lance-shaped, toothed, mid- to dark green leaves and dense panicles or cymes of small purple or pink flowers from summer into autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading, Upright


Colour

Flower

Pink, Purple in Summer; Purple, Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering. Verbena bonariensis varieties should be cut back in spring once new growth resumes.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Verbena (any hardy variety) (Vervain (any hardy variety)) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Prairie planting, Beds and borders, Gravel

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained or well-drained soil in full sun. Protect with a dry winter mulch in areas with cold and harsh winters.

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

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

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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