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Liven up the garden

By: Garden Gate staff
Splash color across your garden with this versatile tender perennial.

Liven up the garden

Need just the right color to bring a border or container together? Check out verbena! This tender perennial comes in a rainbow of hues, and butterflies love the nectar they find in its flowers.

While there are hundreds of verbena species, all the ones shown here are complex hybrids bred for beautiful flowers, a good-looking growth habit and disease resistance. Get an idea of what you can find at the garden center.

 

Verbena

Verbena hybrids

Type Tender perennial

Blooms Pink, purple, white, red, blue, green, peach and bicolors late spring to fall

Light Full sun

Soil Moist, well-drained

Pests Powdery mildew

Size 4 to 14 in. tall, 10 to 48 in. wide

Cold-hardy USDA zones 8 to 11

Heat-tolerant AHS zones 12 to 1

Published: July 28, 2015
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