Verbena rigida, or slender vervain, is a low-growing perennial species that produces an abundance of punchy purple flowers from summer and into autumn.
Its lax growing habit makes Verbena rigida fantastic for planting in great swathes and softening the edges of borders. It will also self-seed, and makes a great addition t0 sunny gravel gardens and wildlife gardens.
For best results grow Verbena rigida in moist, well-drained soil. It’s not fully hardy, so grow it in well-drained soil and avoid excessive winter wet to help ensure it returns each year. Verbena rigida has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
How to grow Verbena rigida
South facing, west facing
Position in border
- Sun exposure: Full sun
- Hardiness: Frost hardy
- Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy
Verbena rigida and wildlife
Verbena rigida is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies/moths and other pollinators.
Attractive to Bees
Attractive to Beneficial insects
Does not attract Birds
Attractive to Butterflies/Moths
Attractive to Other pollinators
Is Verbena rigida poisonous?
Verbena rigida has no toxic effects reported.
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