Verbena hastata f. 'Rosea'

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Buy Verbena hastata f. 'Rosea' verbena: Pretty flowers for a long period throughout summer

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

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Long-flowering, upright perennials that produce slender, branching spires, which are crowded with buds that open slowly from the base, to small, clear pink flowers throughout summer. Their interesting form makes them ideal for creating vertical interest towards the back of the border.

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

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Notes on Verbena hastata f. 'Rosea'

"Smoking branching spires of violet-purple on this plant that shimmers like a storm cloud in dry places -sultry yet warm"

A really useful plant for the back of the border

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Although this Verbena is not as popular as the Bonariensis, it is quite stunning and very tolerant and does not need staking. Takes a couple of years to really establish itself and come into it's full height but well worth growing and the bees love it.

VikingLady

Lincoln

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Robust plant,good for bees

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Planted in sunny bed with free draining soil .Plant adds height and flowers for a long period, attractive to bees

Nelly

Newark on Trent

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Dainty and beautiful

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I brought this flower late summer so this year 2017, I'm really looking to see its potential. Late 2016 it showed me the delicate pink flowers on small stems that waved amongst the other plants. Its dainty so I planted 3 together for impact and I am very pleased so far and perhaps the following year able to lift and divide and spread to other parts of the garden. I would definitely recommend for colour and interest.

Karen

Oxfordshire

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Hello. bought 3 verbena hastata plants month ago. Planted then immediately in sunny, moist well drained soil. On arrival it had nice purple little buds, which looked like its going to flower soon. However there is no sing of flowers, and once closely inspected is seems the flowers dies before even opens. Hope there is answer for that. Thank you

ruzlis

Hello, The most likely cause of this is a lack of water as the plant will shut down on the production of the flowers if it is too dry.

Helen

What would be some examples of a 'dry winter mulch'? Gravel? Grit? Thank you!

AddictedToRoses

Hello there Dry mulch are things like straw, pine needles, bracken fronds or shredded leaves. Hope this helps.

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. http://www.crocus.co.uk/pestsanddiseases/_//top12/Powdery%20mildew/ArticleID.1174 I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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