- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 5 - 9
- Height: 8 inches
- Bloom Season: Spring through fall
- Bloom Color: Violet
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 7.2
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 65F
- Average Germ Time: 10 - 25 days
- Light Required: No
- Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
- Sowing Rate: Approximately 1000 verbena seeds covers 20 square feet
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 18 - 30 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Verbena
Verbena (Verbena Canadensis) - Starting Verbena seeds is a great way to establish this low-growing perennial that is commonly known as Rose Verbena, Homestead Verbena or Trailing Verbena. These easy-to-grow perennial ground cover plants have clusters of deep violet-rose colored blooms. Rose Verbena Canadensis is great in containers or hanging baskets. It thrives in sun and heat, but it will take some afternoon shade. Upright companions make a good contrast to the low-growing form of this Rose Verbena ground cover. It blooms spring to fall, and is ideal for a butterfly garden. Butterflies cannot leave Verbena plants alone.
Sow Verbena seeds directly outdoors onto a prepared seedbed. Fall plantings are recommended as the cold temperatures help to break the dormancy of the Verbena seeds. Verbena Canadensis care includes trimming back the plants when flowering becomes sparse to encourage fresh growth and flowers.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.