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Verbena hybrida Tapien Purple Passion

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Verbena hybrida Tapien Purple Passion Vervain,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers Dense, Pendulous, Prostrate, Spreading

Purple Passion has bright purple blooms with visible yellow stamens. Tapien plants have a spreading habit, and are much more resilient to certain pests, such as powdery mildew, compared to similar plants on the market. Tapien plants are the perfect plant if you wish to roll out a carpet of colour over your garden. Tapien plants are commonly referred to as 'ground covers', so they will grow and spread over the ground, producing additional roots every few centimeters that are crucial in supplying water to all parts of the plant. It's not uncommon to see so many flowers on Tapien plants that the leaves are almost invisible! Tapien plants perform best when exposed to full sun conditions.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Erosion Control, Groundcover, Mass Planting, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Verbenaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate