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Verbena Bonariensis

Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

Under the impression these plants were dodgy germinators, I sowed the whole packet. I think every last seed must have germinated. I should think 90% are going to end up composted, have got about 15 little plants pricked out with absolutely nowhere to put them. Am I crazy?? image


  • B3B3 Posts: 27,004

    They breed like  verbena bonarensis! I have them everywhere including cracks between paving slabs. apart from the shady spots. Apparently the ones grown from a seed packet are better but I wouldn't know.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Mark56Mark56 Posts: 1,653

    I'm gutted that I forgot to buy Verbena Bonariensis seeds this year for the back of our bed. I'll be taking a trip to GC this week! 

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353

    Some people do find them tricky. I find sowing them at this time of year, as it's warmer, is the best method, although they may not make such big plants. If I sow earlier, it's too cold and unfavourable for them anyway so it's not worth it.

    They often overwinter here anyway without any problem as long as they're sheltered and in good gritty soil.

    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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