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Verbena bonariensis Lollipop

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Compact form suitable for smaller gardens

A shorter more compact version of verbena bonariensis. The stately stems are clustered with a haze of small purple flowers that are very attractive to butterflies and bees and provide lovely drifts of colour through the summer.

Where?

Best in a sunny or lightly shaded position, use in a border, gravel garden or container.

How?

Easy to grow, but needs a well-drained soil. Add coarse grit or sand to the planting hole if your soil is heavy and wet in winter. Use a good quality general purpose compost for container growing and raise the pot on 'pot feet' through the winter months to help with drainage.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available May - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - November
Evergreen No
Plant height 45 cm - 60 cm
Plant width 45 cm - 60 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 55 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Gravel garden, Patio container, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From May to September