Verbena

Verbena macdougalii

Verbena - Verbena macdougalii

Common Name: Verbena
Genus: Verbena
Species: macdougalii

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.70 m (70 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink, Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • This plant is primarily grown for its flowers which appear on the tips of tall branching stems from mid summer to early autumn. The tightly packed maroon-purple buds gradually open to reveal dainty purple-pink blooms along the slender flowerspikes. The plant has a stately and elegant appearance and it looks equally at home planted with grasses in a prairie style scheme or holding its own in a mixed border.

  • Garden care: Protect plants in winter with a dry winter mulch around the crown.

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