The Plant of the month for August is ….

Verbena bonariensis
A tall perennial plant. It has small clusters of purple flowers that last from early summer right through till late autumn. Very useful as a screening plant while still allowing you to see through to the view beyond. Although tall, up to 2m, it can be planted towards the front of a border as a dot plant and not block the planting behind. Has a good upright habit with no need for extra support.