Hardy Verbena Bonariensis Plugs (12 Pack) A tall, award-winning perennial with erect, branching stems, Verbena bonariensis is a well-loved garden plant deserving a place in every garden so long as there is border space to plant it. Tightly packed clusters of small, violet flowers are produced in abundance & carried on tall, willowy stems from summer to autumn, adding a sophisticated grace to planting schemes. Also known as Argentinian vervain, it is one of the longest-lasting plants in the garden, with flower heads persisting right into the depths of winter, providing much needed interest. Ideal as a filler in borders, it is 'transparent', allowing other plants to shine through, & one of the best plants around to add structure to the border & attract a host of pollinating insects to the garden
- probably why garden designers love it so much. Reliably hardy & very easy to grow, v.bonariensis has been given the RHS Award of Garden Merit, assuring you of its garden-worthiness & suitability for UK gardens & gardeners
- whatever their level of experience. As an added bonus, this verbena seeds freely so, once established you're guaranteed a plentiful source of free plants! Specifications Ideal For: Beds/ Borders/ Cottage Garden/ Winter Interest Flowers: June
- October Position: Full Sun/ Partial Shade Height/ Spread: 200cm x 75cm Hardiness: Fully Hardy Supplied as: 12 x plug plants ready for potting on. Growing tips: When potting on ("pricking out"), handle plugs carefully. For plug plants in trays, push them out using a suitable small instrument through the hole in the bottom of each cell – e.g. a "dibber" or a pencil. Pot on using our Windowsill planters or 9cm pots in Shuttle Trays, using good multi-purpose compost. Give your plants a good water initially, then only when the top compost starts to dry
- they don’t like to be left in standing water. When planting out, grow in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. In cold areas, protect with a dry winter mulch. Verbena bonariensis can suffer dieback in harsh winters if cut back in autumn, so it's best to leave the plant until spring & cut back the old growth when you see the new shoots emerging at the base. Contents 12 x Plants?