- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Height: 6 - 12 inches
- Width: 24 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer and fall
- Bloom Color: Violet
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 7.2
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 65 - 70F
- Average Germ Time: 20 - 40 days
- Light Required: No
- Depth: 1/16 inch
- Sowing Rate: 6 pounds per acre
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 24 inches
- Note: For detailed directions for indoor and outdoor planting, please Click Here
- Care & Maintenance: See: Verbena
Moss Verbena (Verbena Tenuisecta) - Is there a place in your garden for these stunning ground cover plants? You will want Moss Verbena because it blooms all summer long with violet or pink flowers on spreading plants, and the foliage is fern-like and attractive. Moss Verbena comes from South America, and it performs well in hot, sunny locations with sandy and infertile soils. It is very easy to establish from Verbena seeds, and it provides nectar for honeybees and butterflies.
Moss Verbena ground cover plants will grow as perennial in frost-free zones. For colder climates, grow this Verbena as an annual. It adds great color to meadows, use it in sunny flower borders, and it also works well in containers or baskets.
It is recommended to sow Moss Verbena seeds directly outdoors in the late fall. The cold temperatures actually help to break the dormancy of the seed, so when spring temperatures warm, the Verbena seeds are ready to germinate. Broadcast the Moss Verbena ground cover seeds in prepared soil that is weed free. Lightly rake the seed under the soil.
Approximately 1/8 pound of Moss Verbena ground cover seed covers 2000 square feet or 6 pounds per acre.