Make a donation
Join the RHS today and support our charity
Read our latest features
Free access to RHS Gardens
and access to member show days
Reduced prices on RHS Garden courses and workshops
Books & Gifts
Register for free to receive our newsletters, add comments to blogs/articles and to save content.
020 3176 5800
Mon – Fri | 9am – 5pm
Make a donation
We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records.
Virtually all of the features of the old searches are still available and in addition we have added several new features to create a more comprehensive and user friendly search experience.
When using this search
Search by plant name, key attributes or both to find plant details and a list of
AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
© RHS 2001
the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9
Other common names
vervain 'Moon River'
Verbena speciosa 'Moon River'
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
Verbena (G) are species which are separated in the genus Glandularia by some botanists
'Moon River' is a bushy, spreading bedding verbena with finely dissected leaves and violet-purple flowers in summer and autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun
Propagate by seed sown in early spring at 18-21ºC
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
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests Damage by slugs may be a problem
Susceptible to powdery mildews
RHS members can get exclusive individual advice from the RHS Gardening Advice team.
We're a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. We want to enrich everyone's life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.
Like this page on facebook
Click on the Tweet button below to compose your tweet.
Join the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9