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Verbena bonariensis companion planting

Sam76Sam76 Posts: 108
Wondering what to plant with verbena bonariensis? Considering colour & succession

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  • GartenerGartener South EastPosts: 99
    VB is quite a tall plant, so is suitable at the back of the border (its another thing that it self seeds all over the place in a surprising manner).

    you can plant anything infront really, as most other garden plants are smaller than VB (+ it lets light through). For example i have roses, Lupins, Alliumd and Foxgloves infront of it. Good Luck!
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,410
    I can't think of anything that it doesn't go with. If it's happy , it'll self-seed all over a sunny garden. What colours do you like?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,556
    It looks good with ornamental grasses - always assuming you like them - and popping up in borders at will amongst all sorts of other perennials.  I had it with lysimachia clethroides alba, persicarias, agastaches, peonies, all sorts. 
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    I’ve got mine in the grass border and last year had ammi majus going through too. This year the yarrows will flower up there and I also have alliums and salvias... it will go anywhere!
  • I have it mingled with Rudbeckia Goldstrum and Geum Totally Tangerine
    Does look quite contrasting between both plants imo 
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