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Verbena 'Homestead Purple'


Verbena 'Homestead Purple' (Verbena 'Homestead Purple')

Still flowering well. This isn't a reliably hardy plant, but it's in the most sheltered corner I have - so fingers crossed.



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like the colour very pretty

6 Oct, 2010

 

i love verbena...does this one self seed like bonariensis?

7 Oct, 2010

 

No - never, sadly! I really like this plant, so I do replace it if it doesn't survive, because it flowers on and on. It 'is' a beautiful deep purple!

7 Oct, 2010

 

my bonariensis has selfseeded either side of a path.....its so lovely. ill have to find this one to add to it...

7 Oct, 2010

 

It's not an upright plant, Sandra - it kind of 'sprawls' and sends its long arms out between other plants. ;-)))

7 Oct, 2010

 

sounds nice. i like a sprawler..good ground cover..

7 Oct, 2010

 

Sort of, if you have other plants it can 'weave' through! :-)))

7 Oct, 2010

 

Mine come up year after year but I do protect the crowns Spritz

7 Oct, 2010

 

Oooh! Denise, what do you do - please tell!

7 Oct, 2010

 

Verbena bonariensis can suffer dieback if cut back in autumn so I leave alone until I see new shoots emerging in the spring. I mulch the crowns with a dry soil based compost. As it is recommended to dry mulch HP's as well - I have tried it on my Homestead Purple and it worked.

7 Oct, 2010

 

That's great - thanks. I do leave my Verbena bon. until spring to cut them back, and so far, I haven't lost any, but it would be lovely to save this one too.

7 Oct, 2010

 

Well it was very cold last year even here and they survived so yours should be ok.

7 Oct, 2010

 

I do hope so! :-)))

7 Oct, 2010



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