Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis is a tall and elegant summer-flowering plant which will add stature and structure to your cutting patch or border. More
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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, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 1.8m (5ft 11in)
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
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  • Flowers/Harvest
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Verbena bonariensis reviews

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Stephen

Lovely verbenas. Thank you.

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Reviewed 19th November 2018 by Susie

Decided to purchase some extra Verbena Bonariensis for my garden as I feel one can never have too many and I'm impatient. Arrived very well packaged, lovely strong plants that have performed beautifully over the summer and still have some flowers in mid November. Looking forward to lots of self seedlings.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Emily

Several of these failed to thrive.

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Reviewed 11th November 2018 by Susi

They were very good and did well

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Gill

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Linda

Very robust and still flowering in Scotland in November. Hope they come back next year.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Nick

Great quality plants ,very happy with my purchase and would recommend . Brought plug plants before from other vendors and been have been disappointed with the quality .

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Pauline

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Reviewed 15th October 2018 by Theresa

I only bought the one plant as i have a small garden so this plant slots in really well plenty of flower heads on tall stems lovely plant.

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Reviewed 12th October 2018 by Marie-Anne

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Pamela

Good quality and just as expected

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Tracey

These did not perform well at all which surprised me because this plant will grow anywhere and self seeds happily in my garden. I won't bother with cuttings again but will stick to seeds.

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Gill

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Lorna

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Reviewed 24th September 2018 by Mrs Burden-Teh

The cuttings were good and came promptly

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Sheila

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Kaeli

The bees have gone wild for the swathe of verbena that I planted this year.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sandra

All grew strongly and still flowering strongly, even supporting other plants around them. Survived storm Ali so must be good!

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Angela

They were a good size and have grown well.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Carol

Fantastic plants lots of flower stems good for height

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Karen

I bought these lovely plants for my mum's 80th Birthday present. They are amazing in her garden and are still in bloom. Your service was very efficient and I love the catalogues as well as the information online

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by David

All plants well grown and very well packaged

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Pat

Always a reliable essential! I just wish they'd self seed as I'd like masses of them . They give colour to my late border long before the asters etc come into flower and continue until the frosts.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Agnes

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Pippa

Really good, masses of flower and still going strong

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Siobain

Left them too late to plant out and they died

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Reviewed 5th September 2018 by Mrs Mount-Ford

Nice at the back of my border and are still flowering well.

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Mrs Combes

Good service good plants.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by JEAN

Only 2 have come out of 5. I have grown these successfully before so quite disappointing.

The service and the condition of the plants are both very good and reliable. I have already ordered my bulbs and look forward to their arrival.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Molly

Yet again these plants had a struggle to begin with.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Jonathan

Excellent growth and flowerheads

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Mrs Khor

I needed more grouped together for a good show,rather spindly though at their best now.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Mrs Scott

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Phillipa

Excellent. Grew fast planted out well and are still flowering and attracting bees. Will buy more next year.

Best flower in cutting patch

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Reviewed 11th October 2017 by Susie

This is by far my favourite flower to grow. Bees and butterflies adore it, and in a large vase on its own looks stunning. I particularly love the fallen petals on the table top as the days go by, looks like scattered lavender petals and lasts for ever.

One of the best

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Reviewed 2nd October 2016 by Sue

I grew this in my cutting beds this year, and have never seen so many bees and butterflies in my garden. Masses of flowers to cut every week, the tall stems look great in a big bunch in a large vase, and last for ages

Excellent

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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.