Verbena Intensity Seeds

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50 Seeds
V. rigida
Item Code: 16144
Hardy Perennial (HP)
Half Hardy Perennial (HHP)
Full Sun
Suitable for Hanging Baskets
Suitable for Containers
Suitable for Attracting Butterflies
Suitable for Attracting Bees
Perfect for Pollination
Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit
Height: 30cm(12in)
Plant Class: Hardy Perennial (HP)
Habit: Bushy, Dwarf

Details

Details

An abundance of vivid, lilac-blue flowers above small, dark green, serrated leaves. Perfect for hanging baskets as well as pots and containers. Can be hardy with some protection.

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Planting & Harvesting

Sow & Grow

Sow indoors, January-March, to flower the same year, 0.5cm (¼") deep, in trays of compost. Water well and place in a greenhouse or on a warm, kitchen windowsill. A temperature of 20-25°C (68-77°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days. If germination is slow or erratic, place the tray in a refrigerator or outside for 1-2 weeks, then return to the warmth. Transplant seedlings to 7.5cm (3") pots of compost, when large enough to handle. Always hold by a leaf, never by the stem. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out into well-drained soil, May-June, 23cm (9") apart, when frosts are over. Flowers: June to October.

Hint's & Tips

*Plants are hardy to approx. -5°C (23°F). Plants need a sheltered location and protection, with a mulch of straw or peat, is beneficial in winter.