Verbenas are popular annuals for gardeners in most regions. They come in a variety of colors, so they work well as a color filler in containers, beds, or other areas of the landscape. Because they typically grow no higher than a foot in a mounded or trailing way, they are versatile choices for lush summer color. We sell about 20 varieties to help our customers find the color and growing habit to best suit their needs. Flowers appear all summer in circular clusters, for a delicate look up close but for colorful attention from afar.
Best Ways to us Verbena
Verbenas can fill containers that get at least 4 hours of sun a day on decks, patios, balconies, or in the landscape with color. Add a trailing or spilling variety like Superverbena Violet Ice to a hanging basket. Plant several together in a garden bed, near steps, or on a slope to create a floral groundcover during the growing season.
Container or hanging basket spiller
Available in more than a dozen color combinations
Typically 6 to 12 inches high and 18 to 30 inches wide
Winter hardy in zones 8 to 11
As an annual, they are easy-care flowers, and most varieties are self-cleaning, so they need little pruning or deadheading. Verbena plants can handle summer heat up to zones 8 through 11. Most varieties resist disease and can attract butterflies to their colorful, circular flowers.