• 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 'Moon River' (G)

Vervain 'Moon River'

Vervain 'Moon River'

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  • Other common names Vervain 'Moon River'

  • Synonyms Verbena speciosa 'Moon River'

  • 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 'Moon River' is a bushy, spreading bedding verbena with finely dissected leaves and violet-purple flowers in summer and autumn

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

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Clay, Sand

  • pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in early spring at 18-21�C

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

How to care

Pruning Cut back after flowering

Pests Damage by slugs may be a problem

Diseases Susceptible to powdery mildews

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