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plant id and how to cut it bk for winter

Hi there can anyone tell me what  it is and how cut  back please. image


  • Hi image

    It's Verbena bonariensis.  I leave it as it is over winter and cut it back in the spring when the worst of the frosts are over.  I cut it back to about 8" tall, just above a new shoot. 

    In the summer look out for little seedlings with the same type of leaves, as it self-seeds around quite happily.  I dig them up and move them to where I want them. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Hi thank you. Would it be ok to cut some of it off now? Just to neaten area up. Its sprawling over wall. 

  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601

    In my garden you can do anything you like to them. They seed everywhere!

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