Verbena - Bampton (Verbena officinalis var. grandiflora) Devon Vervain Lavender Pink Flower
A beautiful cultivar of Verbena found growing near the town of Bampton in Devon, England. Bampton's foliage is a deep purple with a metallic sheen which deepens in cooler weather - clouds of purple stems topped with small pinkish purple flowers explode in Spring.
Flowers through until frost. It is great for attracting bees and makes a wonderful feature plant in any border. Looks fabulous grown en masse.
Tolerant of most soil types and fairly drought hardy when established.
- Full sun
- Moist well draining soil
- Start seeds indoors (recommended) Sow seeds (1/8 in as it requires darkness to germ) around 8 to 10 weeks before last frost. Keep at 65 to 75F and in darkness until germination occurs - after 4 weeks: if no germination occurs stratify/place in fridge for 2 weeks then return for warmth. Set outside after last frost.
- Germination 10 to 30 days
- Spacing: 1 to 1 1/2 ft
- Seed Count: 10