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Verbena bonariensis - Kew Pollination Collection

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
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These packets are produced in association with Kew Gardens

Spectacular in borders adding height and interest

Attracts clouds of bees and butterflies

Most effective when planted in large swathes

Fulfilled and sold by Thompson & Morgan

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Height Up to 120cm (48in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Perennial

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Description

The Kew Pollinators range of seeds from Thompson and Morgan has been specially created alongside the experts at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to attract and support a wide range of pollinators, including bees, butterflies and beetles, as well as a number of other important pollinating insects. Helping these pollinators to thrive is hugely important for our eco-system as a whole and these seeds, in their striking packaging inspired by artwork from the Kew archives, will help to create the environment which they need to thrive, with varieties chosen to help a wide range of pollinating insects, including some night flowering plants to help moths which also play an important part in our gardens.

This hardy perennial brings height and stature to the back of borders. Its tall stems are topped with small clusters of mauve-purple flowers that seem to glow at dusk as the daylight fades. The tall stems sway with an air of tranquility that gives Verbena bonariensis an ethereal quality. This superb hardy perennial blends effortlessly into almost any planting scheme from cottage garden borders to modern courtyards. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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1 packet (200 seeds) (KB7578)

Sowing

Sow Verbena from February to April on the surface of a good free draining, damp seed compost and lightly cover the seed with vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal the seed tray inside a polythene bag, maintaining a temperature of 24-27C (75-81F) until after germination which usually takes 14-21 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the compost on the dry side at all times, and water lightly as seedlings emerge. When verbena seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into trays or 7.5cm (3”) pots and grow on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors.

When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise Verbena plants to outdoor conditions prior to transplanting them outdoors in any well drained soil in sun or semi-shade. Plant Verbena at a distance of 30cm (12”) apart.

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Feed and water plants regularly until they are fully established. Verbena bonariensis flowers do not require dead heading. In autumn, apply a dry mulch of bark chips or straw to protect the crown of the plant throughout the winter months. Cut back the old stems when new shoots emerge at the base of the plant in spring.

Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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