Verbena officinalis var. grandiflora 'Bampton'
'Bampton' is a bushy, upright perennial with fine, wiry branches bearing deep purple foliage and from mid summer to mid autumn, short spikes of small purplish-pink flowers.
Discovered in the village of Bampton, Devon, this Verbena is shorter, hardier and more drought tolerant than either V. hastata or V. bonariensis, making it an excellent candidate for larger containers.
Attractive to small bees and butterflies, it's presence will encourage many beneficial pollinators.
A generous self seeder but in our view that's a major benefit. Quite gorgeous.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
Moist, well drained