Verbena

Verbena x hybrida
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Botanical Name

Verbena x hybrida

Hardiness

Half hardy annual

Height

6 to 15 inches

Width

8 to 24 inches

Flowers

Summer: white, lavender, purple, blue, pink, red, apricot, salmon

Light

Full sun

Soil

Well-drained

Planting and Care

Space plants 6 to 12 inches apart, deadhead for continual bloom, stops blooming in heat

Problems

Powdery mildew, damping off in seedlings

Varieties to Consider

'Patio' - heat tolerant, hot colors
'Romance' Series - compact, denser habit
'Babylon' - PW, compact, less deadheading, heat tolerant, less mildew
'Imagination' - 1993 AAS winner, lacy foliage
'Peaches & Cream' - heat tolerant, salmon and apricot blend
'Tapien' & 'Tamari' - more heat yet cold tolerant, less deadheading

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