Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'

Verbena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’

Argentinian vervain

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

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Plant does not flower in May

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Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'
  • Common name: Argentinian vervain
  • Family: Verbenaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Verbena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’ is a dwarf cultivar of this hugely popular perennial. It bears narrow, sparsely-leafed stems on top of which flattened heads of bright lavender-purple flowers appear in late summer. It’s perfect for growing in containers and also works well in prairie-style planting schemes with ornamental grasses. It’s a superb butterfly plant, rivalling even buddleja.

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Grow Verbena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Given the right conditions, plants will self-seed freely, but in colder regions they may need protection from frost. Leave dead stalks to provide winter interest and mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the Award of Garden Merit.

How to grow Verbena 'Lollipop'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Verbena 'Lollipop' and wildlife

Verbena 'Lollipop' is known for attracting bees, birds, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers and has seeds for birds.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Verbena 'Lollipop' poisonous?

Verbena 'Lollipop' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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