Best of the bunch
●● VERBENA THE beautiful perennial Verbena bonariensis is, of course, a must for its delicate ‘see-through’ character and height without weight, giving value to a sunny border or in gravel.
Nonetheless, the low-growing tender perennial verbena, usually grown as an annual, is also featured prominently in baskets and pots.
Add organic matter to the soil before planting, deadhead regularly and water in dry weather.
Trailing varieties in the cascade series have small bloom clusters in shades of purple, blue, pink, red and white, while the tapien series has larger, rounded flower clusters.
Try V. ‘Sissinghurst’, which has round clusters of magentapink flowers.