Verbena bonariensis - Hardy plant

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis - Hardy plant

Verbena bonariensis
A great plant for bees and butterflies!
This unusual and very special plant (Verbena Bonariensis) is perfect for planting in the border. The tall slender flower stems can grow up to 2 metres from the grey-green rosette of leaves and bears purple flower clusters! This profusely flowering verbena deserves its own spot in every garden. While verbena is a hardy perennial and fairly resistant to frost, some winter protection is recommended especially in those damp, cold winters. This intense and undemanding plant will continue to surprise you!
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Latin name: Verbena bonariensis
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Purple
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: July - October
Growing Height: 100 - 150 cm
Planting distance: 40 - 50 cm

Verbena bonariensis grows and flowers well in full sun in fertile, moist soil – clay soil is fine too.

Verbena bonariensis is an excellent border plant for growing in the garden. Prepare a large hole, thoroughly loosen the soil and plant the verbena root ball at the right depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil, heel well in and water immediately after planting.

Verbena bonariensis is a great plant for the border

The tall verbena flower stems with their delicate purple blooms are very striking in the border and blend extremely well with other plants. Verbena bonariensis looks great with Stachys Officinalis 'Rosea', phlox and delphiniums as well as with ornamental grasses. The verbena looks particularly impressive when planted in large groups, even at the front of the border thanks to the sparsely leafed stems.
A large clump of this perennial looks sensational wherever you choose to plant it.


Verbena bonariensis is an ideal, easy-to-grow perennial that can remain in the same spot for several years. Do not let the plant dry out as it prefers moist soil. It is advisable to water during dry periods. Feed with fertiliser for flowering plants in the spring.

Verbena bonariensis in the winter

The verbena hates wet soil especially in winter. In winter the stems and foliage die back. Hardy in well-drained soil. In spring remove any unsightly leaves and before long you will see new shoots emerging from the ground.

The plant may disappear in winter but as it is self-seeding, the plant will not be completely lost.


The flowers consist of many small purple flowers in clusters at the end of the tall branched flower stems. The delicate flowers are a great attraction of bees and butterflies.

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