An early bloomer with a nice, mounding, semi trailing habit well suited to pots and hanging baskets. The bright pink flowers will bring joy for many months. The Vanessa Verbena series is commended for especially good mildew and heat resistance.
Verbena’s are renowned for their flowering prowess and easy care. These new varieties improve on their already sturdy nature. The flowering period is longer (easily five months), the disease resistance stronger and the care even easier.
Wicked Verbena ‘Mad Magenta’ will flower through heat and humidity up until frost. In warmer climes they bloom almost year round. Regular removal of spent flowers will result in best blooms and compact growth.
Plant Verbena in a sunny location in well drained soil. Water to establish then only if rainfall is low. Fertilise, and regularly dead head to keep the blooms coming.
The trailing habit Verbena plants looks good spilling over pots, hanging baskets, rockeries, trailing over walls, in rock gardens or on embankments. The leaves are mid green and deeply serrated. The flowers are attractive to beneficial insects.
Verbena x hybrida
Late spring to autumn
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade