• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Verbena Sandy Series (G)

Vervain Sandy Series

Vervain Sandy Series

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  • Other common names Vervain Sandy Series

  • Genus Verbena can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs, with toothed or pinnately lobed leaves and small salver-shaped flowers in spikes, panicles or corymbs in summer or autumn

  • Family Verbenaceae / Verbenaceae

  • Species Sandy Series are compact annuals to 25cm, with rough, oblong leaves and flat panicles of small flowers in white and shades of pink, red and magenta, some with white eyes

  • Horticultural Group Verbena (G) are species which are separated in the genus Glandularia by some botanists

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Best grown in moist but well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation Propagate by seed or stem tip cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Garden Edging City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests May be attacked by slugs, leafhoppers and aphids

Diseases May be subject to powdery mildews

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