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Buy Verbena rigida verbena: Iridescent magenta flower heads

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
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)

    A neat, low-growing verbena producing lax clusters of fragrant, bright purple or magenta flowers from June to September. This jewel-like perennial is perfect for a sheltered, sunny, well-drained spot. Associating well with grey and silver-leaved plants, it's wonderful used in generous drifts for infilling a traditional knot garden. It will self-seed freely in the right spot and the flowers are a magnet to butterflies and bees.

  • Garden care: In areas prone to frost apply a deep, dry winter mulch around the crown of the plant.

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Notes on Verbena rigida

"A low front of the border jewel - the richest purple-pink of any verbena - whether its woven through beige-silver pennisteums. or threaded through annual barley grass - Hordeum jubatum or just mingling with sun lovers"

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Fab little plant


Fabulous little plant, I love it - it's replaced a verbena bonariensis, which was flopping all over the place; this one is even more vivid in colour and doesn't need any staking :) It seems healthy and happy (or at least as happy as any herbaceous plant is in January!)




I would buy this product again.


An excellent long flowering plant with great colour. It doesn't survive the Cambridgeshire winters so I make sure I buy it every spring.




Great value plant - really long flowering season


These have vivid colour and flower all season long, well into autumn. i liked them so much I bought more to increase the size of the clump of plants. Highly recommended.




Would buy again


This is a lovely compact plant I used it in the middle of the border is a great filler last in bloom for ages have now collected the seeds ready for this years planting




Pleasantly purple


Really pleased with this plant. It has settled itself very well. Looks good.




I would buy this product again


Easy to plant, they flowered well into November. I will be adding more this year.




Very pleased with this plant


Small bright magenta flowers on sturdy stems, which lean out rather than stand erect. Not a profusion of flowers but it is it's first season and it's still flowering in December - not affected by the few hard frosts we've had. Very pleased with this little plant, looking forward to it self seeding.





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

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