Verbena officinalis var. grandiflora 'Bampton'

Verbena officinalis var. grandiflora ‘Bampton’

Vervain

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

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Verbena officinalis var. grandiflora 'Bampton'
  • Common name: Vervain
  • Family: Verbenaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Purple

Verbena officinalis var. 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. The foliage  is a lovely purple-green, with an almost metallic sheen.

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It thrives on sunny, often lime-rich soils and is a magnet for pollinators like bees, moths and butterflies. Try growing it as part of a mixed herbaceous border, or as a part of a sunny gravel garden.

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For best results, grow Verbena officinalis var. grandiflora ‘Bampton’ in full sun, in moist, well-drained soil. Leave the old stems and seedheads on for winter interest, then cut right back in early spring as the new shoots are emerging.

How to grow Verbena 'Bampton'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    75cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: 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 Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not 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 flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Cut back
Cut back

Do not Cut back in January

Do not Cut back in February

Do Cut back in March

Do Cut back in April

Do not Cut back in May

Do not Cut back in June

Do not Cut back in July

Do not Cut back in August

Do not Cut back in September

Do not Cut back in October

Do not Cut back in November

Do not Cut back in December

Verbena 'Bampton' and wildlife

Verbena 'Bampton' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Verbena 'Bampton' poisonous?

Verbena 'Bampton' 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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