Verbena bonariensis

Was: £4.90
Now: £3.90
Full Sun
Light/Partial Shade
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Plant Details

A popular archetypal cottage garden perennial. Very upright plants, which require no staking, with clusters of purple scented flowers on branching stems from midsummer to autumn. Striking when planted in a mass and will self seed if allowed. 

Low foliage and tall flower stems make it ideal for dotting amongst other plants in a border.

Gained the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Happy in most soils, including quite dry, in full sun or partial shade.

Introduced from Brazil and Argentina in 1732.

Height: 120cm

Common name(s): Purple Top, Argentinian Vervain.


Photo courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.