Verbena Bonariensis is a perennial plant that flowers in late summer to mid-autumn. It has tall, architectural stems with sparse leaves, crowned by flattish heads of lavender-purple flowers.Buy Verbena Here!
This is a wonderful plant for bringing height to the border and its airy structure allows you to see through to the plants behind. It also works well in prairie style planting surrounded by ornamental grasses. The seed heads are attractive and add autumn and winter interest to the garden. This plant is also very attractive to bees and butterflies making it perfect for a wildlife garden. It often self-seeds producing lots of new plants each year and the cut flowers make a long lasting pretty addition to an arrangement.
This guide will explain how to grow and care for your Verbena Bonariensis as well as how to deal with any problems you may encounter.
|Common Name||Argentinian Vervain, Tall Verbena|
|Scientific Name||Verbena Bonariensis|
|Origin||Native to South America|
|Height||This is a tall perennial, suitable for the middle or back of the border and reaching a height of up to 1.5 metres (5 feet)|
|Light||This plant prefers warm and sunny conditions but will tolerate semi shade|
|Temperature||May die off if winter temperatures are low. However, it will usually self-seed producing new plants to make up for those that are lost. In colder regions, it is best treated as an annual|
|Soil||Prefers moist well drained soil|
|Fertiliser||Apply a mulch of well-rotted manure or soil improver in spring|
|Propagation||Easily propagated by seed. It can also be propagated by cuttings|
|Pests||Aphids, scale, spider mites|
Q Verbena Bonariensis is self-seeding everywhere in my garden. I love this plant, but I don’t want it all over my plot. How do I stop it spreading?
Your verbena seems to really like conditions in your garden so is happily self-seeding in every nook and cranny it can find. To reduce the chances of this plant spreading to places you don’t want it you can remove the flower heads before they set seed.