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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

Habit

Tall, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Specific pests

Aphids , Leafhoppers , Slugs Aphids , Leafhoppers , Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease free

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut down once flowering is finished.

Propagation methods

Seed


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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)

Companion plants

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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Tall, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

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.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


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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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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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