Just about all of the decorative annuals you buy in the spring from your local garden center are tender tropical plants. Check the soil around the plant, maybe a finger’s depth. Fragrant flowers on a graceful plant. My suggestion enlarge the area. Flower colours include blue, violet, purple, rose, dark red, yellow, salmon, white and many bicolours. Many gardeners in Northern regions may not even realize that some Verbena are perennial. COPYRIGHT © 2020 ASK THE EXPERTS LLC. I'll look to see if there's anything you want on your page. Arg, I shouldn't have already gotten so much. If left on their own in most gardens, they'll be killed by the first hard frost, and you'll need to replace them again in the spring. This large genus in the vervain (Verbenaceae) family contains some 250 species of annuals, perennials, and subshrubs native mainly to tropical and subtropical America. These come in many colors including pink, magenta and purple. 12 years ago. VERBENA, Sweet Dreams™ Blue Eclipse. Verbena can be grown as a perennial or an annual, more commonly as the latter. A bonus is that it seems to be a deer resistant annual. Verbena, sometimes also called vervain, refers to a genus of annual and perennial plants in the Verbenaceae flower family. It’s water soluble, safe to use when applied as directed, and works really, really well. In warmer areas, perennial verbenas may grow better than the annual form. Whatever it is, it's staying, and I love it ;). I will wait another month and sow some more and see if there is a difference in the growth of each (probably little, but it gives me an excuse to plant more than just once). There are a wide variety of Verbena that grow either as a perennial and an annual. This article was very helpful. Luckily, that extra attention doesn’t take much time out of your gardening schedule. Just about all of the decorative annuals you buy in the spring from your local garden center are tender tropical plants. I think thats a good thing, though. The most intense pruning will occur in early spring. Verbena is generally pretty happy-go-lucky. I have also strung on my fences, and on my Texas Rangers, bars of Irish Spring Soap. On Day 2: Keep your seedlings outdoors for two hours and bring them back in. I just looked at your page and you joined this forum recently, like me, but it seems that you're not that new to butterfly gardening. We have some growing in a container on our porch this year and made the mistake of not communicating with one another when we were watering, so we doubled up for a few weeks and, pow, browning verbena. :O It should be okay now but I can send you one. V bonariensis laughs at heat and humidity. Once the foliage begins to flag (garden speak for turning limp and hanging like a flag on a windless day), it’s time to give it a drink. En continuant à naviguer sur ce site ou à utiliser cette application, j'accepte que le groupe Houzz utilise des cookies ou d'autres technologies similaires pour améliorer ses produits et services, me proposer du contenu pertinent et personnaliser l'expérience utilisateur. But enough time and experience with this annual led me to discover that all it needs to perk right back up is a good shearing a few times a year. Small, closely set leaves; flat-topped clusters of scarlet-and-white flowers on stems to 3 inches tall cover the foliage. They rise well above rosettes of lance-shaped, dark green leaves that hug the ground. Thanks so much, Ms. I have had Verbena Bonareinsis for years and I currently have some that are 2 - 4 years old. Verbenas grow from spring to fall and are easy to grow, requiring little maintenance. Annual up to Zone 8; perennial in Zones 9-11. Growing up to 1 foot tall (30 cm) and vigorously spreading up to 3 feet wide (90 cm) via creeping stems rooting into the soil or mulch, this verbena is a tender perennial that is hardy to zone 6 but will need a good winter mulch.