Verbena Bonariensis

Discover the elegance of our plant of the month for July.

Verbena Bonariensis, also known as Tall Verbena or Purpletop Vervain, is celebrated for its towering grace and vibrant beauty. This herbaceous perennial can reach an impressive height of up to 2 meters, making it a standout addition to any garden.

With its slender, branching stems, Verbena Bonariensis brings a delicate yet bold vertical element to garden landscapes. From summer through to autumn, this plant is adorned with tightly packed clusters of lilac-purple flowers, attracting a variety of pollinators and adding life and movement to your garden. The lilac-purple flowers create a stunning contrast against the green foliage, providing a splash of color from the warm months of summer into the crisp days of autumn.

Verbena Bonariensis thrives in sunny spots, where it can bask in full sunlight throughout the day. This perennial prefers well-drained soil, ensuring that its roots do not sit in water, making it an excellent choice for gardens with good drainage.

Plant Verbena Bonariensis in a sheltered location to protect it from strong winds, which can damage its tall, slender stems. Choosing Verbena Bonariensis for your garden not only enhances its visual appeal but also supports local pollinators.

Its height and vibrant flowers make it perfect for adding dimension and a touch of wild elegance to flower beds, borders, and mixed plantings. Whether you’re looking to create a focal point or a harmonious backdrop, Verbena Bonariensis is a versatile and enchanting choice.

Elevate your garden’s charm with Verbena Bonariensis, our plant of the month.


Osteospermum ‘Stardust’

Our plant of the month for June is the stunning Osteospermum ‘Stardust’. It boasts masses of striking bright pink-purple, daisy shaped flowers which are sure to brighten up any garden this summer.

Flowering from Spring right until Autumn, Osterospermum ‘Stardust’ will bring colour throughout. They are long flowering, reaching heights of 35cm to a spread of 60cm. Well-known for its appeal to pollinators, particularly bees and butterflies these plants will welcome lots of essential insects into your garden.

This sun-loving evergreen perennial keeps its foliage throughout the colder months.

Easy to grow and low maintenance, Osteospermum ‘Stardust’ is the perfect choice for gardeners of all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or just starting out, you’ll love the effortless beauty and enduring appeal of this remarkable plant.

Osteospermum ‘Stardust’ is a great choice for borders or patio pots.

Visit your local Otter to buy Osteospermum ‘Stardust’.


Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’

This month, we’re thrilled to shine the spotlight on the Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’, a captivating perennial that will brighten up any garden with its abundance of vibrant blooms.

Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ is a true showstopper, boasting masses of single, beautiful tangerine flowers that are sure to steal the spotlight in your garden. Its striking colour adds a warm, inviting glow, making it a standout feature in both borders and containers.

One of the many charms of Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ is its prolific flowering habit. From late spring through summer and well into autumn, this plant puts on a spectacular floral display, ensuring your garden remains full of colour for months on end. Whether planted en masse or as a focal point, its blooms never fail to impress.

But the beauty of Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ goes beyond its looks. As a member of the Geum genus, it’s well-known for its appeal to pollinators, particularly bees and butterflies. By welcoming these essential insects into your garden, you’re not only enhancing its natural beauty but also supporting local ecosystems.

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ is a fantastic choice. Easy to grow and low-maintenance, it thrives in a variety of conditions, from sunny borders to partially shaded areas.

So why not add a touch of tangerine brilliance to your outdoor space? With Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’, you’re not just cultivating a garden; you’re creating a vibrant haven for yourself and the pollinators that call it home.

Visit your local Otter to buy Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ or buy online from our Plant Shop.


Erysimum Bowles Mauve

Get ready to fall in love with our April Plant of the Month: the enchanting Erysimum Bowles Mauve!

This bushy evergreen perennial isn’t just your average garden plant – it’s a versatile beauty that adds year-round charm to any landscape. With its dense foliage that remains lush and green even in the chill of winter, it’s a reliable presence that brings structure and vibrancy to your outdoor space.

But let’s talk about those blooms! Picture-perfect mauve flowers adorn this plant from spring through summer, releasing a delightful fragrance that beckons bees and butterflies, making it a pollinator’s paradise. Whether you’re strolling through your garden or simply enjoying a quiet moment on your patio, the scent of Erysimum Bowles Mauve is sure to awaken your senses.

Looking for a way to spruce up your mixed borders or add a focal point to your patio garden? Look no further than this captivating perennial. Its compact size and bushy habit make it ideal for edging pathways or filling in gaps between larger plants. And if you’re feeling creative, why not showcase it as the star attraction in a planted container? Pair it with complementary flowers and foliage for a stunning display that will be the envy of all your neighbours.

Easy to grow and low maintenance, Erysimum Bowles Mauve is the perfect choice for gardeners of all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or just starting out, you’ll love the effortless beauty and enduring appeal of this remarkable plant. So why wait? Add a touch of mauve magic to your garden this April and enjoy the beauty it brings for years to come.

Visit your local Otter to buy Erysimum Bowles Mauve or buy online from our Plant Shop.


Camellia Claire Hannah

Introducing our Plant of the Month, the lovely Camellia ‘Claire Hannah’ – a special variety carefully cultivated by our dedicated team at Otter Garden Centres. This beauty doesn’t just sit pretty; it’s got some serious charm with its neat, upright growth and lush green leaves that stick around all year.

But what really steals the show are those coral-red flowers! From March through May, they pop up in semi-double blooms, giving your garden a burst of color that lasts longer than your average spring fling. And guess what? This camellia isn’t a one-hit wonder. It keeps on giving, blooming its heart out through spring, summer, and even into autumn.

So, if you’re after a plant that’s not just a flash in the pan but a reliable, evergreen stunner, our Camellia ‘Claire Hannah’ is the way to go. It’s down-to-earth elegance that’s sure to make your garden shine, season after season.

Visit your local Otter to buy a Camellia Claire Hannah or buy online from our Plant Shop.

Check back next month for our August Plant of the Month