Mention Verbena to most gardeners and they would think of flowering plants raised from seed for hanging baskets and pots in a wide range of colours, but this cultivar is very different.
| A valuable addition to any late summer border, this is an open, airy and very tall perennial, flowering from mid-summer to early autumn. It has rough, branching stems reaching 1.5m (5 ft) high which are square and each stem holds a mass of tiny, lilac-purple flowers at its end. |
This creates a transparent, see-through effect which allows this tall plant to be used even at the front of a border.
| If the winter is very cold and damp, this plant may not live through these conditions, but will readily self-seed to produce new plants for next summer. Yet with the mild winter we have had in recent years, most will now make it through!|
One of the best attributes of this verbena is the attraction it holds for butterflies - they continuously smother the flowers during the flowering season