Light, airy, elegant and always in vogue - that's this classic border perennial!
Ideal for cottage gardens Verbena bonariensis is a truly beautiful border plant! Tall but light and airy habit ensures it blends effortlessly with so many garden types and designs. It attracts butterflies and bees like a magnet!
It will self seed gently but is never invasive and wherever it pops up it seems to be just the perfect spot!
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How to Guide
Almost fill a seed tray with moist seed compost. Sow seeds thinly over the surface, and lightly cover them with a little more compost. Place in warmth 10-15C (50-60F), and keep moist.
Sowing Distance60cm / 24in
Potting on/Thining Out
Keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from bright sun. When large enough to handle, transplant 5cm (2in) apart into trays of potting compost.
Hardening Off/Planting Out
Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks before planting out from early summer onwards. Allow 60cm (24in) between plants.