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Verbena x hybrida

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ver-BEE-nah BY HYE-brid-ah
Description

Garden Verbena can be trailing to upright plants and are grown as annuals in most areas. They have moderate drought tolerance and showy flowers with a long bloom season. Trailing varieties do well in containers or hanging baskets. Upright varieties look great in a border. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage more flowers.  Verbena tenuifolia is distinguished by pinnatifid leaves, deeply lobed with thin segments.  Verbena canadensis is distinguished by ovate leaves that are cuneate or wedge-shaped basally and corolla lobes that are emarginate with a shallow notch.

This species is an artificial hybrid.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Aztec Dark Purple'
  • 'Aztec Lavender'
  • 'Aztec Pink Bicolor'
  • 'Aztec Rose Pink'
  • 'Marie's Rose'
  • 'Obsession Lavender'
  • 'Obsession Pink'
Tags:
#hummingbirds#red#white#pink#sun#partial shade#annual#summer#blue#drought tolerant#salmon#apricot#apvg#fall interest#cpp#spring interest#pollinator plant#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Aztec Dark Purple'
  • 'Aztec Lavender'
  • 'Aztec Pink Bicolor'
  • 'Aztec Rose Pink'
  • 'Marie's Rose'
  • 'Obsession Lavender'
  • 'Obsession Pink'
Tags:
#hummingbirds#red#white#pink#sun#partial shade#annual#summer#blue#drought tolerant#salmon#apricot#apvg#fall interest#cpp#spring interest#pollinator plant#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Verbena
    Family:
    Verbenaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South America
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Small five-petaled flowers in rounded 3-inch clusters on the end of branches from late spring to fall. Inflorescence is a congested spike in flower, flat-topped, to 2" diameter; axes expanding as moves into fruiting.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    2-4 inch oblong toothed leaves are gray-green to dark green in color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators