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Verbena x 'Showboat Midnight'

There are several good purple verbenas but none more velvety and long-flowering than 'Showboat Midnight'.
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5 rooted cuttings

10 rooted cuttings

Delivery:

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Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Perennial (grown as an annual)
Position
Container Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - October
Height
30cm (12in)
Common name
Mock Vervain
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in) - Trailing
Cultivation
Plant straight out into containers or pot on into 9cm (3-4in) pots to grow on. Keep frost-free until mid to late May and gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions for 7-10 days before placing in their final positions.

Description

There are several good purple verbenas but none more velvety and long-flowering than 'Showboat Midnight', trialled in containers, large and small, last summer and autumn with us at Perch Hill.

Care Tips

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.