Verbena rigida AGM
Flowers from mid summer.
This perennial is best planted in swathes but equally can hold its own attracting many pollinating insects and lilac-blue flowers. Best grown in sunny free draining borders.
Hardiness: Hardy -7c
Good plant to attract bees and other insects. Shorter version of Verbena. In Summer cut back once flowers are finished to encourage new flowers. In Autumn leave the flower heads on as they look interesting in the hoar frost and provide a winter home for insects.
Common Name: Slender Vervain
Life Cycle: Perennial
Foliage: lanceolate / serrate
Basic Colour: ( pink )
Flower Colour: pink / purple
Natural Flowering: May – September
Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average / moist
Soil ph: acid / alkaline / neutral
Location: cottage garden / border/ containers / for the rock garden
Usage: bee food plant / cut flowers
Pruning: Cut back after flowering to 10cm
Tolerates: drought tolerant / deer resistance / rabbit resistance
Origin: Brazil / Argentina
Verbena rigida (Slender Vervain) Growing Guide
Climate and Location: Plant Slender Vervain in full sun for optimal growth and flowering.
Soil: Use well-draining soil with average fertility. Verbena rigida can tolerate a variety of soil types.
Planting: Space plants about 12-18 inches apart.
Watering: Allow the soil to dry slightly between watering. Once established, it is drought-tolerant.
Fertilisation: Fertilise sparingly with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring.
Pruning: Trim back leggy growth and deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming.
Flowers: Slender Vervain produces clusters of small, vibrant purple or lavender flowers that attract pollinators.
By following these simple instructions, you can cultivate and enjoy the beauty of Verbena rigida in your garden.
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