This is my plant of the moment. Verbena rigida is a smaller version of Verbena bonariensis and it has been a brilliant addition to the garden this summer. It is half hardy. I sowed the seed in April and potted on the plants keeping them under cover until mid May when I planted them out into the garden. They were quite slow to get going but we have had a cool summer. They started flowering in July and are still going strong. They are quite sprawling plants. I’ve used them at the front of my raised beds and I’ve liked the way they have tumbled over the edges.

The plants have worked well mixed with Sedums, Rudbeckias and the grass Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’.

I bought my seed from Sarah Raven.

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