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Slender vervain

Verbena rigida

Sandpaper Verbena, Coarse Verbena, Large-veined verbena, Hardy garden verbena, Veined verbena

A perennial, often grown as an annual, with oblong leaves and fragrant, bright purple flowers on branching stems in late summer it has been awarded an RHS AGM (Award of garden Merit).

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested but flower stems can be cut for floral arrangements.

Propagation

Special features

Geography

Origin
America, South, America

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Verbenaceae
Flower colour
Purples
Scent
Mild

Problems

Can be attacked by aphids, leafhoppers and slugs and is generally disease free.

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