about 250 species of annuals, perennials, and sub shrubs.
V. 'Sissinghurst' (below) is a mat forming
perennial with ovate, pinnatifid, dark green leaves to
1 1/4in long. The 1/2in across, long-lasting
flowers attract butterflies.
verbenas are ideal for borders, containers, and hanging
baskets and do very well in full sun.
and temperate regions of North, Central, and South
America; a few from S. Europe
3 - 11
Rate of Growth:
Salt Tolerance: Low
Well drained, moderately fertile
Nutritional Requirements: Balanced
liquid fertilizer weekly for best growth and flower
Light Requirements: Full
Mat forming sub-shrub
pinnatifid, dark green leaves to 1 1/4in long
autumn blooms in tight, corymb-like panicles to 3in or
more across, of tiny, salverform, sometimes scented,
white, pink, red, yellow, or purple-blue flowers 1/2-1in
across, each usually with a white eye.
Pests or diseases:
Aphids, whiteflies, slugs, snails, scale insects,
spider mites, and powdery mildew.
Border, edging, container, or hanging basket
Cost: $ --
Sow seed spring to eary summer. Divide in spring, or take stem-tip
cuttings in late summer.
Sources: A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants