- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 10 - 18 Inches
- Mature Spread 10 - 18 Inches
- Growing Zones 7 - 10
- Use As A Filler In Containers
The Cake Pops™ Pink Tuberous Verbena can effortlessly handle the heat and humidity of summer, making this a great performer in hanging baskets and beds in the south. The Verbena rigida boasts clusters of delicate pink flowers that grow at the ends of tall stems surrounded by thin, oblong green foliage. This mounding plant is typically used as a filler in containers. Blooms continue to emerge throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
This plant is native to the southern U.S., so it is naturally heat-, humidity- and drought-tolerant. The Cake Pops™ Pink Tuberous Verbena, is very well suited to the climate of the south and thrives with very little care. Use Verbena in borders, landscapes, and containers. This plant attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, and it is deer-resistant, ensuring you can enjoy its good looks all season long. The Cake Pops™ Pink Tuberous Verbena grows as a perennial in USDA zones 7, 8, 9, and 10. The plant is an annual in all other zones.
Cake Pops® Pink Tuberous Verbena Plant Care
While this Verbena is drought-tolerant, it is best to ensure the plant has plenty to drink to maintain its abundant blooms. This variety prefers consistently damp soil, so water when the top layer is still moist. While this plant likes moisture, it still does best with well-draining soil. The optimal soil will have a pH of 6.1 - 7.5. Lots of sun will promote new growth, so find a spot with at least 4 to 6 hours of daily sunlight exposure. Fertilize in the spring and again midsummer to ensure continuous blooms. Feed container plants every 2 months for improved performance.
Deadheading is not ordinarily necessary but remove spent flowers. An overall trim can keep the plant looking perky and lush, especially as the summer wears on. Cut back up to ⅓ of the growth if the plant seems overgrown and follow up with fertilizer to promote new growth.
Cake Pops® Pink Tuberous Verbena Plant Spacing
The Cake Pops™ Pink Tuberous Verbena is a mounding plant, so it will grow to be full and somewhat large. A healthy, mature plant can be 10 to 18 inches tall and just as wide. Verbena rigida planted in the ground should be spaced 8 to 12 inches apart, and a 12-inch pot can accommodate 2 plants.
Cake Pops™ Pink Tuberous Verbena Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 10|
|Plant Type: Annuals|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 10 - 18 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 10 - 18 Inches|
|Spacing: 8 - 12 Inches|
|Habit: Mounded, Trailing|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Flower Description: Soft Pink|
|Bloom Period: Planting To Hard Frost|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen, Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Fall Interest|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Cake Pops™ Pink Tuberous Verbena|
|Other Name(s): Vervain, Verveine|
|Scientific Name: Verbena rigida 'WNVECPPK' USPPAF, Can PBRAF|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.