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Verbena bonariensis produces a haze of purple flowers at shoulder height in the autumn. If you keep picking it, it will shorten and broaden a bit – no bad thing.

Mix it with Cosmos 'Purity' and Gaura lindheimeri to create a lovely, airy filling to a border, and there is no better plant for lining a path. It is summer and autumn-flowering.

Genus Verbena
Variety bonariensis
Type Short-lived Perennial (grown as a Hardy Annual)
Common Name Purple Top
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.2m (47in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover from March-April, plant out after last frosts or direct sow in May.
Care Tips Will self-sow.
Flowering July - November, 14 weeks after sowing seed
Vase Life 7-10 days. Sear the stem ends in water to decrease petal drop once cut. Will also dry.
Harvesting Flower production: 3 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Reviewed 17th June 2016 by Yvonne Lally

Grew this from seed two years ago. Flowered first year, continuing to flower after an early year cut down. Self seed happily if you're light on the hoe & look out for them. Recommended.

Excellent Performance

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Reviewed 18th October 2014 by JujuW

Grown from seed and performed (and still are) really well in our garden this year. Work very well as cutting flowers, too. Definitely on the list for next year.