Verbena peruviana description
Brilliant red flowers from late spring to early autumn.
Good for the front of a border, or in a container.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This plant needs to be grown in a protected area, such as a walled patio area, or grow in a pot and put it in a conservatory over the winter time.
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Also known as Verbena chamaedrifolia and Glandularia peruviana.
Common name: Peruvian Verbena.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade in a sheltered spot.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, but not too dry.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Fairly hardy – can survive a mild winter.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Remove faded flowers.
Size of plant:
Height 15 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
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