Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'
In this mix
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Tender Perennial
- Border (Front)
- Broad Tolerance
- May- first frosts or until December in the greenhouse
- 30cm (12in)
- Common name
- Rose Vervain
- Full Sun
- 45cm (18in) - Trailing
- Plant in moist but well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered spot. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting. For best effect plant in groups of 3 or more.
We have this planted all the way down the main path on the veg bank at Perch Hill and it looks good from May to December, flowering right through the winter in a pot inside. Not to be missed!
Verbena plants grow best when they get 8 to 10 hours of direct sunlight. If not then they can be prone to developing powdery mildew. Once planted feed them and continue monthly for the rest of the growing season.