Verbena is one of those garden essentials that bloom from spring to fall with very little fuss.
1 packet contains - 3gm / 10gm seeds.
Verbena bonariensis flowers on tall, wiry stems and can be planted with a variety of different perennials, including grasses. It has a long flowering season, making it an ideal plant for low-maintenance gardens and herbaceous borders.
Verbena bonariensis works well in a number of garden settings, such as cottage and contemporary gardens, due to its height and airy appearance. It s also beneficial for attracting wildlife, particularly butterflies.
|Common Name ||Blue Vervain, Common Verbena, Common Vervain, Eisenkraut, Enchanter s Plant, luisa |
|Height ||120-150cm (4-5ft) |
|Flower Colour ||Deep violet, lavender, red, pink, cream and white |
|Bloom Time ||July, August, September, October |
|Difficulty Level ||Easy |
Planting and care
- While the verbena flower is drought resistant, the blooms are improved with regular watering of an inch or so each week
- Water verbena plants at the base to avoid wetting the foliage
- However, verbena plant care may not include weekly water if rainfall in your area has reached an inch or more
- A limited application of complete, slow-release fertilizer is also a part of verbena plant care
- Apply in spring and again following the occasional trims needed for optimum bloom
- When planted in proper verbena growing conditions, expect blooms the first season
- Continued blooms throughout the summer are possible if the gardener keeps the plant trimmed back
- Some are hesitant to remove parts of the plant regularly, but this is often necessary when planting verbena for summer blooms
- When blooms slow, trim the entire plant back by one fourth for a new show of flowers in two to three weeks
- Fertilize lightly following the trim and water well
- Repeat this step as needed when learning how to grow verbena successfully
- When planting verbena, remember to water, fertilize and trim for long lasting color in the summer garden and beyond
Verbena Quartz Mixed Color care
- Verbena plants, known for its brightly colored blossoms and fast growth, are sun-loving and drought tolerant, making them perfect for warmer climates
- While you can buy started verbena plants in a garden store or nursery, growing them from seed may be gentler on your budget
- To start enjoying your verbena as soon as possible, plant the seeds indoors in a seed tray approximately 12 weeks before the last spring frost in your specific area
- In a short time, you ll have splashes of cheerful color for painting your home s landscaping pallet
|Sunlight ||Full Sun |
|Watering ||Water regularly until the plants are happy and well established. Thereafter, water them only when very dry. |
|Soil ||Plant in ordinary garden soil. |
|Temperature ||65 to 70 degrees C |
|Fertilizer ||Verbena needs to be fertilized only once a year â€“ in spring when the plants are about 4 inch tall. Use a complete fertilizer, and donâ€™t fertilize verbena plants when you first set them out in the garden. Wait until they are established and growing. |
|Harvest Season || |
- Wait until after the flowers fade and wither away, leaving behind the seed heads.
- Pick the stalks once the seed heads dry and fade to the same shade of brown as a paper bag.
- Place the seed head in a well-ventilated, warm room to dry for two weeks.
- Lay it in a bowl lined with paper towels to absorb any excess moisture as it dries.
- Remove the paper towels, then crumble the seed head into the bowl. Remove any large pieces of non-seed plant matter.
- Label an envelope with the verbena variety and the year the seed is harvest.
- Place seeds into the envelope and store in a cool, dry place.Alternately, fill a cloth bag with 1/2 cup powdered milk and place in the bottom of a jar.
- Place the seed envelope into the jar and screw the lid on the milk absorbs any excess moisture.
- Store in the refrigerator until ready to plant.
Verbena Quartz Mixed Color special feature
- The lavender flowers of verbena attract butterflies to the garden throughout summer.
- An annual, verbena varieties range from pretty ornamentals to lemon verbena, which is used as a lightly citrus-tasting herb.
Verbena Quartz Mixed Color uses
- Verbena is a popular hanging basket plant, and it also looks good in rock gardens or as an edging, and in window boxes
- You will find them in your local garden center in little pots and big hanging baskets
- Lemon verbena has been used as a medicinal plant for centuries, touted for use as an antispasmodic, antipyretic (fever reducer), carminative, sedative, stomachic, and antimicrobial
- Little or no research is available regarding its medicinal use
- The leaves and flowering tops are used in teas and as beverage flavors
- Its fragrance is used in perfumery