Bear clusters of small, tubular, five-petaled flowers, usually in summer. Most are fast-growing ground covers, good in parking strips, along driveways, on dry banks; also attractive in wall crevices, hanging baskets. Best in hot weather. Need good air circulation (to avoid mildew) and well-drained soil, especially in winter. Many treated as annuals.Verbena hybrid
Many-branched plant 6–12 in. high, 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. Often treated as an annual.
Discovered in an Atlanta, Georgia, garden, this is an heirloom hybrid between Verbena canadensis and an unknown species. Grows 1 to 2 ft. high, 2 to 3 ft. wide, with dark green leaves and deep purple flowers. Resistant to mildew. Often treated an annual in all zones.'Tapien'
Prostrate plants to 4 in. high, 1– 1/2 ft. wide, with finely cut dark green leaves. Wide range of colors, including pink, lavender, pale blue, deep purple, red. Resistant to mildew. Often treated as an annual.'Temari'
Low, spreading plants to 3 in. high, 2 1/2 ft. wide. Broad dark green leaves. Bright pink, burgundy, or violet flowers. Often treated as an annual.
Prostrate plants to 4 in. high, 1– 1/2 ft. wide, with finely cut dark green leaves. Wide range o...
Native to the western Mediterranean, this ground cover grows 2 to 4 in. high, spreading indefinitely b...
Many-branched plant 6–12 in. high, 1/2 –3 ft. wide. Oblong, 2– 4-in., bright green o...