Verbena officinalis var. grandiflora| Common Verbena ‘Bampton’
Named for the public garden in which it was discovered in Devon, United Kingdom, ‘Bampton’ Verbena is a unique perennial with a loose, informal habit that features small, serrated, dark purple-green foliage and wiry burgundy stems that consistently produce tiny spikes of lavender-pink flowers throughout the summer season and into fall, forming a natural looking, airy clump. By the end of the season the effect in mass is cloud-like. Perfect for cottage gardens, and will happily tolerate dry conditions and coastal locations once established. They make exceptional container specimens, too, and are rarely cultivated in the US.
Verbena Bampton flowers are attractive to butterflies and beneficial insects, and are moderately deer-resistant
Seeds typically germinate at room temperature in bright light. Try to avoid excessive heat. If no germination in three weeks, stratify for 4 weeks before returning to cool room temperature in bright light.
Sun exposure: Full sun
Mature height: 2-3 ft
Mature width: 12-18 inches
Hardiness zones: 6-9