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Verbena bonariensis 'Purple Elegance' (Purple top 'Purple Elegance')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Verbena bonariensis 'Purple Elegance'

Other names

Purple top 'Purple Elegance'

Genus

Verbena Verbena

Variety or Cultivar

'Purple Elegance' _ 'Purple Elegance' is a hardy perennial with fine grey-green leaves that are narrow and sparse, and clusters of small, purple flowers with yellow eyes on long, strong, branching stems through summer and autumn.


Verbena bonariensis 'Purple Elegance' is: Deciduous

Habit

Tall, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple in Summer; Purple in Autumn

Foliage

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 down once flowering is finished.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Verbena bonariensis 'Purple Elegance' (Purple top 'Purple Elegance') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Prairie planting, Beds and borders, Gravel

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

Hardiness

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Verbena bonariensis 'Purple Elegance'

Other names

Purple top 'Purple Elegance'

Genus

Verbena Verbena

Variety or Cultivar

'Purple Elegance' _ 'Purple Elegance' is a hardy perennial with fine grey-green leaves that are narrow and sparse, and clusters of small, purple flowers with yellow eyes on long, strong, branching stems through summer and autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Tall, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple in Summer; Purple in Autumn

Foliage

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 down once flowering is finished.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Verbena bonariensis 'Purple Elegance' (Purple top 'Purple Elegance') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Prairie planting, Beds and borders, Gravel

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

Hardiness

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

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