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Seedlings Verbena Bampton or bonariensis?

B3B3 Posts: 24,413
Is there any way to tell the difference when they're very small or do I have to wait for them to grow a bit?
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,974
    how small is very small?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • KayJKayJ Posts: 71
    My Bampton has tiny shoots coming out of the ground...they're red, whereas the bonariensis shoots are green and much less prolific at the moment, if that helps!
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,413
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,413
    Sometimes my VB are a bit red, but that's a good clue. @KayJ
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,068
    My Bampton seedlings generally have a purply tint.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,413
    Will remove some that definitely aren't purplish. I have an abundance of VB so can afford to lose a few😏
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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