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Verbena rigida

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By Louise1


Verbena rigida (Verbena rigida (Tuber Vervain))



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Just love this colour.

20 Jul, 2009

 

It's JUST hardy in my garden, unlike the lilac version, which I have to consider as an annual. :-(

20 Jul, 2009

 

is it hardy for you Louise? I was thinking of getting some, and does it seed around like bonariensis?

25 Jul, 2009

 

I actually did a little research first before buying it ... from online sources aswell as someone in the GC i bought it from !!!
That person opens her garden under the NGS scheme and lives near the GC, her ground is similar to mine here.

Here, it's frost hardy and as tough as old boots, coping with drought, sandy and poor soil easily .... the latter being appropriate where it is !
In wet soil treat as an annual though .... it'll die if its feet are wet and cold.

On your shale i'd have a go :)
I like it so much i'm thinking of getting more, i've seen it around recently so .... :))

(i deadhead mine, don't know about the seeds)

25 Jul, 2009

 

I have some seeds of it, so I think I'll have a go and see what happens, if it's not successful I can always buy a plant in the spring :)

25 Jul, 2009

 

I've just spoken with a friend who has it and she says yes, they do self sow !

25 Jul, 2009

 

I think mine has, in the back garden...I thought at first that it had 'run', but now you've mentioned seedlings, that must be what they are. :-)

25 Jul, 2009

 

I just love this plant :)

25 Jul, 2009

 

Yes, I do as well. xx

25 Jul, 2009

 

thanks, that's made up my mind definately :))

25 Jul, 2009

 

I planted two of these this year in pots and the butterflies love them, also smaller bumblebees.

10 Aug, 2009



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