Inside look

Inside look

Inside look

Inside look

Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting, understanding the nuances of verbena can enhance your gardening experience.

Verbena is a versatile plant known for its clusters of small, star-shaped flowers that bloom in an array of colors including pink, purple, red, and white.

These flowers are not just visually appealing but also attract pollinators, making verbena a beneficial addition to any garden.

Types of Verbena 1. Garden Verbena (Verbena x hybrida): This is the most commonly grown type of verbena.

Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata): A native wildflower, blue vervain features blooms arranged in spikes resembling a candelabra.

Purpletop Vervain (Verbena bonariensis): This variety is hardy in Zones 7-11, sporting wiry stems that reach 3-6 feet tall.

Rose Verbena (Verbena canadensis): Native to the mid-South US, rose verbena is hardy in Zones 5-9.

Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citrodora): While not visually similar to other verbenas, lemon verbena is a woody shrub hardy in Zones 8-11.

Planting: Verbena should be planted after the danger of frost has passed in spring, around the same time as tomatoes and other warm-loving plants.

Care: Deadheading faded flowers encourages more blooming and keeps the plant looking tidy.

While verbena is deer-resistant, it's advisable to protect young plants from rabbits, especially in their early stages.

By understanding the different types of verbena and their growing requirements, you can enjoy these beautiful flowers year after year.

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