Sowing seeds of Verbena bonariensis. Sowing Sp: sow in spring once weather warms Ht: give bottom heat from a propagator. Seed State: Natural, Primed Consumer Information. Likes sun and drainage. It is a slender plant with small mauve flowers opening gradually up the stem. Overall, growing verbena from seed is easy and can save you money on your annuals. £12.00. Family: Vervain (Verbenaceae) Hardy to Zones 4 to 8 (European Vervain, Herb of the Cross, Prostrate Verbena) Light blue to white flowered herbaceous perennial. £12.95 for potatoes and fruit plants . Planning on the right time to sow seeds can make all the difference in the world between success and failure. The plant enjoyed a reputation as a herbal medicine, curing, amongst other ailments, yellow jaundice, dropsy, gout and piles. 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 Do not mist again until the top 5mm of soil is dry. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies). A highly valued plant in ancient times as a herb against evil. Place the tray 16-19°C, windowsill or heated greenhouse is ideal. Unfortunately the germination of Verbena bonariensis can be quite slow I am afraid, even under perfect conditions. Mixed with vinegar, it was used as a cosmetic, presumably not as a deodorant. Mixes: Pastel Mix and Mixed Containers: Yes Beds & Borders: Yes For EU countries please add £3.50 for seeds and sundries. Verbena officinalis – Vervain. Must have full sun and ideal in patio container displays. Height: 20-25cm Colours: Blue, Burgundy with Eye, Lavender Picotee, Orchid Frost, Peach, Pink Picotee, Rose with Eye, Scarlet, Scarlet with Eye and White. Description Vervain Blue-pink spikes, bee plant, dry lvs for tea. Also known as the Common verbena, Holy Herb and simplers Joy, Common vervain has been held in high esteem since classical antiquity; it has long been associated with divine and other supernatural forces, and it has an equally long-standing use as a medicinal plant. Verbena officinalis var. It grows up to a metre/yard high, with an upright habitus. Become our friend online and keep up to date with Chiltern Seeds. H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1) H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5) H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10) H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15) H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates ( -20) VERBENA OFFICINALIS GRANDIFLORA SEEDS - Plant World Seeds. grandiflora ‘Bampton’ is a beautiful cultivar that was bred from a variety found growing in the town of Bampton, Devon.It bears small purple-pink flowers held on spikes at the tops of tall, elegant stems. Native to Europe and the Mediterranean. Vote for your favourite plant from our list of the Top 10 Plants of the Past 20 Years as chosen by experts and be in with the chance of winning a Garden Store from the Posh Shed Company worth £1,450. It is hardy to zone (UK) 4 and is not frost tender. I would expect to see signs of germination from between 14 to 90 days from being sown. Mist with water spray, these seeds do not like to be too wet. Verbena Seeds. from £2.10 . Hardiness H7: colder than -20°C, Very hardy Z4: to -33°C. For Rest of the World please add £10.50 for seeds and sundries. In the UK we can start the seeds off under cover 8-10 weeks before the fear of frost has passed. Vervain Seeds (Verbena officinalis) 40+ Chinese Medicinal Herb Seeds in FROZEN SEED CAPSULES for The Gardener & Rare Seeds Collector - Plant Seeds Now or Save Seeds for Many Years by Frozen Seed Capsules. Lightly sow seed on the surface and only just cover with a fine layer of vermiculite. Verbena officinalis var. Other common names vervain 'Bampton' . Verbena officinalis 'Bampton' Seed. The exception to this being Verbena officinalis - the common vervain native to Europe. Water deeply to encourage root growth. Compact, branched vase-shaped habit with large flowers. Flowering occurs from early July to late September with the small but attractive blue flowers arranged in elongated, slender terminal spikes. Cultivation. Dense bunches of erect, wiry, constantly dividing stem hold branched clusters of purple flowers, which open over a very long period from early summer into autumn.