The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Verbena bonariensis


Photo of Verbena bonariensis


A stunning perennial with rigid, tall stems of lilac-purple flowers from June to September. An almost transparent plant that looks amazing planted en masse. Highly attractive to butterflies.


  • Perennials

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Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Fast growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Flower arranging
  • Cottage style garden
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Mediterranean style garden

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Drought tolerant
  • Architectural

Care instructions

Grow in moist but well-drained soil. In cold conditions Verbena bonariensis can suffer dieback if cut back in autumn, so it's best to leave the plant until spring and cut back the old growth when you see the new shoots emerging at the base. Mulch around the base of the plant with a deep, dry mulch in winter to help protect the plant.


Size: Large

Pot size: 2 litre

Eventual height: 200cm

Eventual spread: 45cm


  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline