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Verbena rigida Slender vervain Hardy garden Large-veined Veined venosa

Verbena rigida (Slender vervain)
Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Verbena rigida

Other names: Slender vervain, Hardy garden verbena, Large-veined verbena, Veined verbena, Verbena venosa

Genus: Verbena Verbena

Species: V. rigida - V. rigida is a perennial, often grown as an annual, with oblong leaves and fragrant, bright purple flowers on branching stems in late summer.


Verbena rigida is: Deciduous

Flower: Purple in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

Habit: Tall, Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free

Specific pests: Aphids , Leafhoppers , Slugs Aphids , Leafhoppers , Slugs

Diseases: Generally disease free

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Cut down once flowering is finished.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Verbena rigida (Slender vervain) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Gravel, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging

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, Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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Botanical name: Verbena rigida

Other names: Slender vervain, Hardy garden verbena, Large-veined verbena, Veined verbena, Verbena venosa

Genus: Verbena Verbena

Species: V. rigida - V. rigida is a perennial, often grown as an annual, with oblong leaves and fragrant, bright purple flowers on branching stems in late summer.


Verbena rigida is: Deciduous

Flower: Purple in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

Habit: Tall, Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free

Specific pests: Aphids , Leafhoppers , Slugs

Diseases: Generally disease free

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Cut down once flowering is finished.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Verbena rigida (Slender vervain) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Gravel, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging

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, Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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Growing and sowing tips

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/3348813/How-to-grow-Verbena-rigida.html has a sowing and growing guide.

These are the Thompson and Morgan sowing instructions:
Verbena rigida (venosa)
Half Hardy Herbaceous Perennial

* Flowers in : Summer
* Germination : Experience Useful
* Aftercare : Easy
* Ideal for : Bedding, Cottage Gardens, Patios
* Special Features : Scented
* Height : 24 inches

Description
Dense 5cm (2in) clusters of purple fragrant flowers and dark green leaves. Adds height and interest to bedding displays. Lift tubers in autumn. Height: 30-60cm (1-2ft).
Sowing Instructions
Sow in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of 70-75F (20-25C). Surface sow and just cover with vermiculite and exclude light. Sowing Time: February to March. After covering the seed with vermiculite give a very light spray using only half the water you would give to other seeds. Too much wet will result in poor germination.
Growing Instructions
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle. Harden off and plant out when all risk of frost has passed 30cm (12in) apart, in full sun.
Prefers a rich, light, well drained soil.
source- http://www.thompson-morgan.com/seeds1/product/8790/1.html?OC=WEBGPS...

Also called Verbena Venosa

I bought this named Verbena Venosa before reading that it was the same as Rigida. Well worth knowing as there is lots of info for growing Verbena Rigida but much less if you look it up as Verbena Venosa....

Verbena rigida

I have several of these. Starting at the base, some have had very dark brown blotches all over the leaves for at least a month. In other respects they look no different from the rest. They continue to flower but the markings are dominant and unsightly. I did not have this problem last year when they were newly planted. I am about to prune them down and destroy all the cuttings. Should I spray with something first?
Thanks
Iris...
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