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Purple-top 'Lollipop'

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'

Buenos Aires Verbena, Purple-top vervain

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' is a dwarf cultivar that grows to around 60cm wide and tall. It produces abundant clusters of light purple flowers in summer and autumn with rough-textured foliage. This perennial species is generally short-lived and typically grown as an annual plant.

Planning

Flowering time
Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Flowers can be cut for floral arrangements.

Propagation

Seed
Either sow in pots at 18-21°C in autumn to early spring or let it self-seed. Transplanting seedlings when leaves are large enough to handle into individual pots or the final position in the garden.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South America.

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
Suits prairie style planting either in flower borders/beds of informal cottage or gravel gardens.

Personality

Family
Verbenaceae
Flower colour
Purples
Scent
None

Problems

Generally pest and disease free.

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