Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'
This is a much improved Verbena, with short, compact, sturdy stems holding clusters of floating purple flowers. This fabulous, hardy, dwarf plant is perfectly proportioned for beds, borders and containers. Flower spikes make great cut flowers. This plant will usually die back in winter, if not, prune to ground level to encourage re-growth in spring.
Keep well watered until firmly established. Plant into any average garden soil, avoiding wet areas. Trim to size and shape in spring and feed with a good general fertiliser.
Water thoroughly, or stand pot in a container of water for half an hour before planting. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot, place the plant in the hole so that the root ball is level with the surrounding ground and refill, firming if necessary. Keep well watered in dry weather. Feed in spring with a good, general fertiliser.
July - September