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Care of the plant Verbena x hybrida or Garden Verbena.

Care of the plant Verbena x hybrida or Garden Verbena

The genus Verbena, family Verbenaceae, comprises 250 species of herbaceous or semi-shrubby plants native to all continents. Some species are: Verbena x hybrida, Verbena rigida, Verbena bonariensis, Verbena officinalis, Verbena brasiliensis, Verbena supina, Verbena hastata, Verbena corymbosa.

Common names: Trailing Verbena, Garden Verbena, Verbena. It's a hybrid of the Verbena peruviana species with other species of its genus.

They are herbaceous plants with a creeping bearing and quadrangular stems that reach 25 cm in height. The leaves have opposite arrangement, oblong-lanceolate shape and irregularly serrated edge. The small and abundant flowers gathered in flat umbels can be red, blue, pink, purple, etc. They bloom in summer.

They are used in pots and planters for balconies and terraces, in flowerbeds, on borders and to create color notes in lawns.

These easy-to-grow plants grow in full sun or very light shade exposure. They resist occasional frosts.

The soil can be a mixture, in equal parts, of leaf mulch, coarse siliceous sand, and peat; add a little manure.

Water frequently in summer (without flooding) so that the soil is always slightly damp. The rest of the year wait for the soil to almost dry out.

Fertilize every 15 days during the spring with mineral fertilizer.

Prune lightly at planting time before flowering.

They can be attacked by fungi (powdery mildew) if there is excess watering.

They are propagated from seeds sown in a glass-protected seedbed in late winter or early spring. They are also propagated by cuttings.

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Verbena x hybrida repens
Verbena x hybrida repens
Verbena x hybrida
Verbena x hybrida
Verbena x hybrida
 

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