Verbena 'Lollipop'
Verbena 'Lollipop'
Verbena 'Lollipop'
Verbena 'Lollipop'
Verbena 'Lollipop'
Verbena 'Lollipop'
Verbena 'Lollipop'
Verbena 'Lollipop'
Verbena 'Lollipop'

Verbena 'Lollipop'

"Dwarf purpletop vervain"

Verbena 'Lollipop'

1 bare root — £4.46

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Verbena 'Lollipop' is a dwarf form of the hugely popular Verbena bonariensis perennial. Like its larger sibling, this smaller purpletop vervain cultivar produces narrow, branched stems with widely-spaced leaves. From mid-summer onwards, on top of these branches and stems are beautiful flattened heads of bright lavender-purple flowers. Reaching just 60cm or so, it is perfect for growing in patio containers. Verbena 'Lollipop' also works particularly well in prairie-style planting schemes with ornamental grasses. It is a superb plant for butterflies, who search for its nectar-filled blooms. 

Grow Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' in moist but well-drained soil, ideally in full sun. Given the right conditions, it will self-seed freely. In colder areas it may need some protection from winter frost. The straight Verbena bonariensis species is so popular and well-known, but many people find it is just too tall for their gardens. Purple top 'Lollipop' is the answer! In fact, it is such a good garden plant, that the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'ᴾᴮᴿ

  • Flower colour

    Purple, violet

  • Plant size


  • Established height


  • Established spread


  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour


  • Habit


  • Life cycle

    Short-lived perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position


  • Suitable for

    Coastal gardens
    Cut flower gardens
    Large containers
    Gravel gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Wildlife gardens

  • Soil acidity


  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented


  • Pollinator-friendly


  • Mouse resistant


  • Rabbit resistant


  • Deer resistant


  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Verbena 'Lollipop' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Dwarf purpletop vervain" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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