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Verbena ‘Rigida’
(Slender Vervain)


£20.00 £17.00
Great for wildlife
June - November
60cm x 40cm
Attracts Wildlife

Verbena ‘Rigida’ is a favourite on our nursery for its vibrant purple flowers and extraordinarily long blooming period. This tough perennial is drought-tolerant and easy to care for, making it perfect for low-maintenance gardens. Ideal for borders, beds, and containers, it also attracts pollinators, enhancing your garden biodiversity. We recommend planting it alongside ornamental grasses and Sedums for a complimentary display of colour and texture.

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Introducing Verbena Rigida, the life of the garden party and a must-have for every plant enthusiast. With its vibrant personality and captivating charm, this botanical wonder will infuse your outdoor space with a burst of colour and endless joy. Prepare to be captivated by Verbena Rigida's stunning display of flowers. Picture a sea of rich, violet-purple blooms swaying in the breeze, as if inviting you to join the festivities. Their intricate form and captivating hue make them irresistible to both human admirers and buzzing pollinators alike. This plant is a true performer, boasting a long blooming period that lasts from spring to fall. It's a non-stop party, ensuring your garden remains a lively and dynamic space throughout the seasons. Versatility is another highlight of Verbena Rigida. It thrives in both sun-drenched areas and partially shaded spots, making it a versatile choice for various garden settings. Whether you plant it in flower beds, borders, or containers, this adaptable beauty will thrive and put on a show wherever it's placed. Gardeners of all levels will appreciate the easy care of Verbena Rigida. It's a low-maintenance plant that demands minimal attention. Simply provide it with well-draining soil and moderate watering, and watch it flourish. In return, Verbena Rigida will reward you with its exuberant blooms and a resilient nature that withstands the challenges of unpredictable weather. Verbena Rigida is a true crowd-pleaser. It attracts butterflies and bees like a magnet, transforming your garden into a buzzing and fluttering haven. It's like hosting a garden party where nature's most delightful guests are always welcome.

Planting Conditions

Creating the perfect planting conditions for Verbena Rigida is a breeze. This hardy perennial thrives in well-drained soil, making sure to avoid waterlogged areas. It's a sun-loving plant, so choose a spot in your garden that receives full sun for at least six hours a day. Don't worry about scorching heat, as the Verbena Rigida can handle it like a champ. It's drought-tolerant and even thrives in rocky or poor soil conditions. Whether you're planting it in flower beds, borders, or containers, just ensure good drainage, ample sunlight, and watch this vibrant beauty flourish in all its purple glory.

Watering & Feeding

When it comes to watering and feeding, Verbena Rigida prefers a moderate approach. Keep the soil consistently moist, but be cautious of overwatering, as it can lead to root rot. Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry. As for feeding, a balanced, slow-release fertiliser in Spring can provide essential nutrients. However, avoid excessive fertilisation, as it can result in excessive foliage growth over flowers. Deadheading spent blooms promotes continuous blooming. With proper watering and occasional feeding, Verbena Rigida will reward you with a vibrant display of its cheerful purple flowers all season long.

General Care

Caring for Verbena Rigida is a delightfully easy task, perfect for both experienced gardeners and newcomers alike. This resilient plant thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, embracing a carefree lifestyle. Moderate watering is sufficient, as it can handle drought conditions with grace. Deadheading spent flowers encourages continuous blooming and keeps the plant looking tidy. With its compact growth habit, occasional pruning helps maintain its shape and encourages bushier growth. Plus, Verbena Rigida is highly resistant to pests and diseases, making it a worry-free addition to your garden. Just sit back, relax, and let this vibrant beauty dazzle you with its effortless charm.