Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' (PBR)

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Buy Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' (PBR) verbena:

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

  • 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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Eventual height & spread

Taller than described


I planted six of these earlier in the year. They are currently just beginning to flower but are between 90 and 120 cm tall so not the 60cm that I was expecting from the description.




Flimsy first year. Hope it will grow better 2nd summer


Didn't really take this year. Hope they will come into their own this summer




I would buy this product again


A very useful smaller version of this plant

Liz H



Superb healthy plants


I absolutely love,love,love verbenas but the tall varieties do limit where you can place them in the garden. This smaller verbena 'Lollipop' is so versatile it can be used all around the garden and is also excellent in pots. It stays true to size and does not become leggy and unruly. I have had numerous comments from friends and family, who all greatly admire it. As always, all plants from Crocus are of a far superior quality than any other supplier. I love it, as do the butterflies:o))




Really pleased


I have sent for many plants mail order, over the years and generally have been disappointed - the plants I bought from crocus have restored my faith. Well packed and large.

Runner bean



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.





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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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