Verbena bonariensis AGM
Verbena bonariensis AGM
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Verbena bonariensis AGM



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This graceful, herbaceous perennial is a classic feature of cottage gardens. It looks ethereal among grasses in a prairie scheme, and is drought-tolerant. Tight clusters of small lavender-purple flowers appear to float on the tall, branching stems of this airy plant, and are extremely attractive to butterflies.


Perfectly positioned in the middle of the border, it floats above lower growing plants, and it also looks out of this world against a wall, or shimmering above a dark hedge. It is easy to grow and suits both informal and formal gardens. A recipient of the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence in the garden.

  • Flowers: June - October
  • Hardy
  • All soil types
  • South or West aspect
  • Full sun

Will self seed. Mulch annually with well rotted manure or compost.

Cottage Garden