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Verbena bonariensis
Verbena bonariensis

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Zone
Zones 4-9, 12-28, H1, H2
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Verbena hybrids ‘Tapien’

Verbenaceae
Annuals, Evergreen, Ground covers, Perennials

VERBENA

These showy perennials bear clusters of small, tubular, five-petaled flowers, usually in summer. Most are fast-growing groundcovers, good in parking strips, along driveways, and on dry banks; also attractive in wall crevices and hanging baskets. Best in hot weather. Need good air circulation (to avoid mildew) and well-drained soil, especially in winter. Many are treated as annuals. There are many hybrid groups, which often confuses the botany.

Verbena hybrids

Short-lived perennials in Zones 8–24, H1, H2; often treated as an annual in all zones. Many-branched plant to 6–12 in. high and 1/2–3 ft. wide. Oblong, 2–4-in., bright green or gray-green leaves with toothed margins. Flowers in flat, compact clusters to 3 in. wide. Colors include white, pink, red, purple, blue, and combinations. 

‘Tapien’

Prostrate plants to 4 in. high and 1–1 1/2 ft. wide, with finely cut dark green leaves. Wide range of colors, including pink, lavender, pale blue, deep purple, and red. Resistant to mildew. Often treated as an annual.

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