VERBENA OFFICINALIS VAR. GRANDIFLORA ‘BAMPTON’
Some people find that this verbena self-seeds as voraciously as the betterknown Verbena bonariensis. Although this can create a lot of extra work, we think this long-flowering verbena with its loose habit and purple leaves is worth the trouble. It is the perfect filler for an empty spot with neutral, softlilac spikes that actually fit everywhere even in pots. In the winter it dries to a sturdy skeleton with ornamental value. Always leave the darkest coloured seedlings, otherwise the colour of the leaves becomes lighter.
Height 60cm. Origin Garden origin (species Europe). Conditions Well-drained soil; full sun to part shade. Hardiness RHS H6. Season of interest Summer to winter.