Awards

Gold Medal Approved Novelty

Verbena bonariensis Vanity

Always thought Verbena bonariensis was too tall for your garden? Not anymore! Van Hemert & Co proudly presents the latest Gold Medal winner Vanity. Thanks to its shorter stems, this Verbena bonariensis is clearly compacter than existing varieties. The tight flower clusters have a more intense purple-blue colour and bloom from mid-summer until autumn frost. Vanity offers a long flowering season, attracts bees and butterflies and spreads a subtle fragrance in the early morning and evening.

With its compact growing habit and deep flower colour, Vanity is a welcome addition to the market. This variety is suitable for pot plant production and does not require pinching or the use of PGR. Retailers can offer a continuously flowering Verbena bonariensis in a pot on the bench. Consumers will love to plant these trendy, well-branched garden performers in lower borders or even in mixed containers on the patio.

Vanity, a purple breeze for smaller green spaces

Technical information

Novelty Characteristic:
Compact plant habit. Shorter, well-branched plants. Intense colour: flower have a stronger purple-blue colour. Long flowering season.
Colour:
Purple Blue
Flower:
Single
Flowering Period:
Summer till late autumn
Type:
Perennial / O.P./Diploid
Use:
Bedding / Cut flower / Patio plant
Seed:
4000
Plant:
Height: 70-80 cm / Spread: 40-50 cm / Plant form: upright / Leaf shape: Linear
Growing:

Sowing temperature: 24C / Sowing time pack: March / Sowing time garden: April / Sowing conditions: Cover with a thin layer of vermiculite / Germination conditions: Keep slightly moist, cooler nights (12-15°C) will improve germination

Grow at: 16-18C / No need for growth regulator / Transplanting: after 30 days / Plant out: late April / Light: full sun / Cultivations: Growing in large patio containers is possible.

Planting distance: 40 x 40 cm / Hardy / Sunny

Registration details

Breeder:
Van Hemert & Co.
Entry number:
28/20_1
Protection Period:
8 years
Expiry Date:
31-12-2028