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peteSpeteS Posts: 938
As none of my Verbena bonariensis made it through the winter, I noticed my local GC are selling it as tiny plug plants. Will these flower this summer if planted out or do they need a couple of years to get going. Cheers.


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,057
    I reckon they will flower this year
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,280
    Some seeds may germinate when the weather warms up so keep an eye out for seedlings too.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 4,861
    Mine came in an order last April @peteS , tiny plugs, but by the end of the season they were four foot tall with masses of flowers, so I think you will be fine. 😀
  • OmoriOmori Posts: 1,673
    edited April 2021
    Are you sure they’re dead? Mine look it but when I scrape the stems near the base, it’s green. I suspect they’re not yet sprouting out due to this really cold winter and current cold snap. 
  • Nana PatNana Pat Posts: 26
    I thought mine were dead this time last year but when we had the very warm April in 2020 they sprouted from the base and flowered like mad last summer. I had left the stems on over the 19/20 winter and only cut them down to 2" above ground in March, so I've done the same this year. One or two also appeared nearby last year (self-sown seeds) and did well last summer. They look the same this year so I'm waiting to see what happens when things eventually warm up. Good luck with yours, PeteS!
  • peteSpeteS Posts: 938
    Thanks all...I'm pretty sure they are goners @Omori, there is no green to be seen anywhere. I've left a clump in the ground just in case though. Maybe it's just an age thing as I've had them for the best part of four years...and not a single seedling @B3. Good to know about the plugs though, I'll shall go out and buy a few, as I can't possibly be without it now; such a great plant.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,245
    Yes they'll flower but I bet yours aren't dead. 
  • I'm growing some for the first time this year, have bought small plants and also growing some from seed, can't wait!
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Mine have only just re-started now with tiny shoots. It's certainly worth leaving them in for a few months to see what happens.
  • peteSpeteS Posts: 938 could very well be right Loxley. I've just had a look at the clump I left in the ground and there is I'm sure the tiniest of shoots just breaking where are those I dug up!!!
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