Botanical Name: Verbena bonariensis
Common Name: Brazilian Vervain
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 200
Verbena bonariensis – A super hardy perennial from Brazil that is well suited to our Australian gardens. Sprays holding rounded clusters of mid purple flowers appear on long stiff angular stems. These appear from late spring right through to first frost. The toothed foliage is stiff and finely bristled. Enjoys full sun in well drained soil. Not fussy on soil type. Low water need. Ideal for the back of the border and great for seaside plantings. Frost hardy. 150cm x 60cm.
Sow verbena seeds in good quality compost or seed raising mix at any time . Lightly cover with fine river sand or compost to their own depth. Seeds germinate better if experienced a cold spell. Place sown seeds in a plastic bag and place in fridge at 4 degrees C for two weeks Remove from plastic bag and place in a propagator at 15-20 degrees C keep moist at all times, but do not saturate. Cover seed tray with dark paper or similar as seeds need dark to germinate. Germination is around 14 to 28 days but may take up to 90 days. Remove cover once seeds commence germination as they may dampen off. Keep at around 15 degrees once germinated. Pot on seedlings to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden.