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Are these verbenas perennial?

B3B3 Posts: 25,241

I've a feeling that in the past,I have thrown away perennial verbenas in the autumn tidy up. 😕
I would be grateful for ID please.
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,237
    Those are bedding verbenas, they aren't hardy so are treated as annuals. Technically they're probably perennials but you'd have to overwinter them frost-free.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,241
    Thanks @WillDB😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,854
    If you live somewhere mild, sheltered and not too wet it might be worth leaving them until spring just to see what happens.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,923
    I’ve just potted mine up in the GH, I always save the seeds for next year but thought I’d save some work and keep the plants.  I may still collect the seeds, I do love seed sowing. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • I'm bringing mine in for winter.
    Homestead Purple Verbena zone 7-11. It only had the name on a sticker when I bought it  :/ If only I had known...
    Cuttings can be taken to grow them indoors throughout winter, cutting down on the space a full grown one will take up. My rooted cutting has perished, and I have grown too fond of them so looks like I'm making space. The bees absolutely adore them.

  • Doing research on whether it is toxic-kids and pets, and it indicates on one site that the following years flowers are insignificant. Is it worth the trouble then?
  • As far as toxicity, it would appear Verbena species is non-toxic (except Verbena hastata) -source California case anyone was wondering. Thought I would share as it took a lot of digging.
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