This graceful and ethereal 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. The leaves are sparse and oblong, and the plant dies down in winter.
Perfect 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, traditional or contemporary, working well in pots, cottage gardens, wildlife gardens and the cut flower garden.
Pot Size: 2L
Pot Size: 4L (other sizes may be available in store)
Common Names: Argentinian Vervain, Purple Top, South American Vervain
Height and Spread: 250cm x 50cm
Preferred Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, moderately fertile
Aspect: Full sun
Flowering Period: June – October