Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' (PBR)

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Buy Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' (PBR) verbena: Buy 1 for £6.99, or 3 for £15.97 and save £5

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

Buy 1 Verbena 'Lollipop' for £6.99, or buy 3 for £15.97 and save £5

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need protection in winter)

    A compact form of the ever-popular Verbena bonariensis, 'Lollipop' produces the same open sprays of lavender flowers as its parent, but on a much lower growing plant. This makes it ideal for patio pots - as well as front of border lineups, where it will mix well with achilleas, geraniums, erigeron and ornamental grasses. The super-long flowering period, open airy habit and attraction to pollinating insects makes it a superb all-rounder.

  • Garden care: In cold conditions it 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. Also it's a good idea to mulch around the base of the plant with a deep, dry mulch in winter to help protect the plant.

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I would buy this again


Great little plant for the border, self seeds but not to type if that makes sense, so seedlings are much taller !!

Simon P

High Wycombe


I would buy this again


It suffered badly from the freezing weather. I cut it back and new shoots appearing


West Midlands


Good quality plants


Plants were very well packaged and also very healthy. Pleased with how they performed over the summer and look forward to seeing them grow more in years to come

Shay Gardener



Good buy


Useful addition to sunny border with clay soil


St albans


Great plant


I've placed 3 of these in a small border with some ornamental grasses & I really like them. They seem very long lasting & attract the wildlife. I also like Verbena bonariensis but I find that they grow too tall & tend to break in my windy garden, so the lollipop variety are perfect.




Has advantages over taller parent


I have numerous Verbena bonariensis plants (the tall variety) and they cetainly add a haze of purple for months but they do have a tendency to fall over and need staking, whereas the Lollipop sub-species does not. It's tall enough to make an impact but not be top heavy. I have it growing among Aster 'Little Carlow' and Perovskia 'Little Spire' and it's just tall enough to peak above these other plants and contribute to a lovely mix of colours.


Midlothian, Scoltand


Wonderful in filler


Lovely airy plant which needs little attention, just some sun. Doesnt need staking and last through the summer. Seeds like mad and if left to grown on, will be quite tall. but I dont mind that. Unwanted seedlings easy to pull out

pippa M



Better than bonariensis


Very easy. Showier than bonariensis and because it is shorter it never needs staking. No pests. Does need good drainage.




Verbena bonariensis'Lollipop'

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Powdery mildew on my plants Hi, I wonder if your plant doctor may be able to answer a query for me. I have bought a few Verbenas from yourselves and they all seem to have suffered the dreaded powder mildew problem. I have sprayed with a recommended product and discarded the affected leaves but don't know if I have sorted the problem or not sufficiently? I read that this often affects plants that are under stress, - I did keep all the plants potted up (although some in larger pots than at purchase) close to each other for some time. I wonder if that might be why this happened ? Any advice would be welcome. They are now all in the garden and hopefully will thrive. Sue

Sue Hulkes

Hello Sue, Powdery Mildew is caused by the plants being too dry and having poor air circulation, which are usually made worse when the plants are growing in pots. It sounds as of you have tackled it correctly, so they should improve. For more information you can click on the following link. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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