How to Grow Verbena Flower Plants
Good looking and fragrant, Verbena are natives of Great Britain. They are
drought-resistant, old-fashioned flowers. Verbena produce large, brilliant
blooms in shades of deep violet, lavender, red, pink, cream and white, some
with flirty little eyes. Flowers bloom from mid-summer to fall.
Verbena looks great in flower beds, window boxes, rock gardens and containers.
Try growing Verena as a ground cover, too. Small, but luscious, most varieties
of these bushy plants grow only 8-12 in. tall, but spread out two feet or
more. Note: a few varieties of Verbena grow 3-4 feet.
Verbena are grown from seed, but do not germinate easily. We recommend use
of a propagation mat to improve germination rates. Start Verbena seeds indoors
six to eight weeks before the last frost in your area. Or, you can buy young
plants at garden stores in the spring.
Space plants 1 1/2 to 2 feet apart and allow them to spread, filling in open
How to Grow Verbena Plants:
Verbena plants like full to partial sun. They will grow well in average
soils. The soil should drain well. Add a general purpose fertilizer before
planting , especially if the soil is poor.
Once the plants are established, they require little care and will spread
out to cover the flower bed space you allotted for them.
Insect and Disease:
Insect and disease problems are not too common. If insect or disease problems
occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.
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