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Verbena rigida 'Santos Purple'

Verbena rigida is the small and more densely flowery version of verbena which flowers for four or five months at a stretch.
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75 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

1 x 2 litre pot (510221-2L)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - November
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
rigida
Common name
Slender Vervain
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover in mid spring. Cover lightly. Seeds need darkness, so cover until germination occurs, watering sparingly until germination. Plant out after last frosts or in autumn. Can be direct sown in early May.

Description

I first came across this planted in the rose garden at Sissinghurst, where it is planted in wide drifts, and now love its bright purple flowers which go on and on and on. Highly recommended.

Verbena rigida is the small and more densely flowery version of verbena which flowers for four or five months at a stretch.

Please note: The seed packet contains Verbena rigida, whilst the plants and seedlings are Verbena rigida 'Santos Purple'.

Care Tips

A perennial that comes through most winters, To be sure mulch in winter for protection. This can be grown as an annual in a container.