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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
pink-flowered blue vervain
Verbena hastata 'Rosea'
Verbena can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs, with toothed or pinnately lobed leaves and small, usually 5-petalled, salver-shaped flowers, typically held in spikes or panicles, in summer or autumn
V. hastata f. rosea is an upright perennial that flowers for several months through summer and autumn. Delicate, branching spires carry flower spikes that bear small, clear pink flowers
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a moist but well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun
Propagate by seed, division or softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Prairie Planting
Pruning Cut down after flowering
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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pink-flowered blue vervain
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