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Herbaceous Perennial

Verbena officinalis var. grandiflora 'Bampton'

vervain 'Bampton'

'Bampton' is a bushy, upright perennial with fine, wiry branches bearing deep purple foliage and, from mid-summer to mid autumn, short spikes of small purplish-pink flowers

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Purple
Summer Pink Purple Purple
Autumn Pink Purple Purple
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Verbenaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate by division or softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Gravel garden
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Prairie planting
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Banks and slopes
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Cut down after flowering

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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