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Verbana bonariensis

FoxosimoFoxosimo Posts: 48
Hello, I planted this Verbana near the end of last season so it's now growing for the first time in a sunny spot. However, it has some white colouring on it (mildew?) and a few dishevelled leaves. Is there anything I can do to help it? Thanks


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,243
    It doesn't need any help.
    It's been through some rough winter weather that has damaged a few leaves. Slugs/snails have had a bit of a nibble too, but with the warm weather it'll soon be shooting to the sky.
    They also self seed prolifically in my garden and pop up all over the place.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • gjautosgjautos Posts: 394
    These are almost indestructible. I've never managed to kill one yet no matter how much i neglect them. As pete.8 said, they self seed everywhere too. Leave it alone, it'll be fine.
  • FoxosimoFoxosimo Posts: 48
    Ok, thanks for the replies
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,025
    They do thrive on neglect - as long as they have the right conditions. They often die here as it's too wet. Wet cold is what they don't like.

    Just remove the damaged stuff. It'll be growing away no problem soon  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,161
    The sunny side of my garden is covered with them. None at all on the shadier side.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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