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Verbena 'Lollipop'

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'

Also known as

Purple-Top 'Lollipop', Buenos Aires Verbena, Purple-Top Vervain

Photo by AlanGardenMaster (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H5-H3

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Verbena 'Lollipop'

A large purple Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' flower is in a garden
A photo of Verbena 'Lollipop'

Verbena 'Lollipop' Overview

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' is a dwarf cultivar that grows to around 60cm wide and tall. It produces abundant clusters of light purple flowers in summer and autumn with rough-textured foliage. This perennial species is generally short-lived and typically grown as an annual plant.

Common problems with Verbena 'Lollipop'

Generally pest and disease free.

    How to harvest Verbena 'Lollipop'

    Flowers can be cut for floral arrangements.

    How to propagate Verbena 'Lollipop'

    Seed

    Either sow in pots at 18-21°C in autumn to early spring or let it self-seed. Transplanting seedlings when leaves are large enough to handle into individual pots or the final position in the garden.

    Special features of Verbena 'Lollipop'

    Attractive flowers

    Attracts useful insects

    Other uses of Verbena 'Lollipop'

    Suits prairie style planting either in flower borders/beds of informal cottage or gravel gardens.