Verbena bonariensis Seeds

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200 Seeds
Item Code: 12986
Hardy Perennial (HP)
Half Hardy Perennial (HHP)
First Year Flowering Perennial (FYFP)
Partial Shade
Suitable for Attracting Butterflies
Suitable for Attracting Bees
Suitable For Cutting
Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit
Perfect for Pollination
Height: 120cm(48in)
Plant Class: Half Hardy Perennial (HHP), Hardy Perennial (HP)
Habit: Bushy, Tall, Upright

Details

Details

Dramatic, tall border plant with rich purple flower clusters. Hardy with some protection.

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Planting & Harvesting

Sow & Grow

Sow indoors, January-April, 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 21-35 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, 45cm (18") apart, when frosts are over. Flowers: July 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.