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.
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