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Verbena bonariensis

Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,711

I have several very healthy V. bonariensis seedlings - roughly two to three inches (in old money!) high. Should I pinch out the tops or let the little plants get a bit bigger. They are now in individual pots as I will not be planting them out into the garden until next year. Would welcome advice please.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,570

    As Verdun says. I would pinch out at slightly larger than they are at the moment.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,711

    Thank you so much Verdun and fidgetbones. I really appreciate your advice. They can keep their heads for longer!

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  • B3B3 Posts: 27,290

    Once they get old and woody, I chop them right down. If they look rubbish in the spring, I hoik them out but if they're bushy and reasonably lush, I leave them.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,711

    Thank you for that tip too B3. I do have mature plants in the garden so I'll keep a watch out on those.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,711

    They are lovely Verdun. Give a nice airy feel to the garden and I love the purple colour!

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