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Verbena bonariensis

Is it too late to plant a Verbena bonariensis or wait until March? Thanks


  • I would plant it now Foxosimo. It’s the best time of year to be planting IMO. As long as it’s not waterlogged. Lovely plant and a late source of food for pollinators.
    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • Bright star your reply has also answered mine. I wanted to know if they are hardy or not as I have three I want to plant out. Thanks, sorry to butt in Foxosim on you post.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,082
    edited September 2019
    I think it depends where you are and what your soil is like.  They're hardy through most winters here on well-drained sandy soil and with a relatively dry climate (compared to places further West and North, anyway).

    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • JennyJ, I'm south and slightly west of you so I think we might be OK but I think I'll take a few cutting just as insurance.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,082
    I'll probably take some too (because I could use more of them).
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,143
    They don't do too badly here, considering our climate. Cold dry is fine for them, but it's wet cold that tends to see them off.
    Some of mine survive, but only if they're in the sheltered bits. Mine are in raised beds too, so that I can get the best drainage for them. Cuttings are easy to do, so always worth taking some. They grow quickly. :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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