Verbena is part of the Verbena genus. Its scientific name is Verbena bonariensis.
Please note: this may be considered a noxious or invasive plant. This plant is on the invasive plant watchlist for Washington State, USA so please take care when planting.Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Electric purple. The mature flowers are of a clustered form. Leaves appear approximately as a Sap green colour. It is a herb / ornamental that typically grows as an annual/perennial, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more. Verbena normally grows with a forb habit to a mature height of 1.20 metres (that's 3.90 feet imperial). This plant tends to bloom in mid summer. This plant is a great attractor for butterflies, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Verbena is a great choice.
Verbena is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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If verbena plants get leggy, simply trim the stems with sharp scissors. Cutting back prompts repeat flowering.1Remember to apply water fairly sparingly to Verbena. Use Zone 7 - Zone 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Verbena is thought of as half hardy, so it will need cloching or fleece protection when the temperature dips.
This plant readily self-seeds, and can quickly grow out of control in an area. Prevent this by dead heading constantly from blooming, to when the plant dies down/goes dormant.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Verbena about 49 days before your last frost date .
Using a trowel dig holes 10 in. apart and as deep as the flat. Add water to the holes. Water plan ts in flat and remove with trowel. Loosen any matted roots on plants and set in holes at the same level they grew in the flat. Firm soil to eliminate air pockets. Water entire area using a hose with a nozzle. Water deeply, but keep blooming plants on the dry side rather than wet.1
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Verbena so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Verbena so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Verbena plants:
Verbenas may suffer from powdery mildew. Good air circulation helps retard the spread of fungal spores, and fungicide sprays will help protect new growth.1
03 Mar 2013
One of my Verbena Bonariensis is budding at this moment.
Verbena care instructions
How long does Verbena take to grow?
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