These flowers are far from subtle and demand to be seen – but when they look this good, that’s not a problem! I just noticed one bar on the ground so time to get new hair nets. I’ll give my plants a boost of Jack’s every two weeks at the directed amount (about 1 tablespoon per gallon). Insects seem to cause more trouble for this flower than anything else, and unfortunately the list of potential pests is extensive. It is one of the first flowers that blooms in the spring and keeps on going all summer and into the fall. My frustrations were grounded in the sheer volume of plant material to take care of, and now that I’ve spent time with verbena in a smaller and more easily manageable setting, I’ve found it to be a lovely and happy flower to grow. I feel like I no longer have to fight them. Features - … Flash forward years later and I recognize that, yes, this flower does need a bit of extra care to be at its best, but not that much. Grab a bowl or a plate and literally shake the seeds loose from the flowers so they collect in whatever container you’ve got. I can send a SASE. Matt Suwak was reared by the bear and the bobcat and the coyote of rural Pennsylvania. Too much moisture and overcrowding can dampen its vigor. This large genus in the vervain (Verbenaceae) family contains some 250 species of annuals, perennials, and subshrubs native mainly to tropical and subtropical America. Verbena has also been used as an herbal tonic through the years, and in aromatherapy. “Tears of Isis” is a nickname for verbena and probably one of the coolest common flower names I’ve ever seen. Verbena is a lovely flower that demands nothing more than some regular love, and that makes it an excellent addition to the garden beds or containers of the gardener who enjoys tending to their plants, no matter how fussy they are. If you cut the spent foliage and flowers back once or twice a year, you can safely remove up to a third of the plant and still expect a flush of new flowers. I don't plan on sowing much more because of the container of them that I already have outside. As long as you’ve got the desire to tend to this little flower when it needs your love, you won’t be disappointed when adding this flower to your garden. Native to South America. These are often used as a filler or a spiller plant in containers but may perk up many areas in the garden too. Just beautiful. They usually have opposite leaves … But before you start spraying, consider that the pests might not be a huge problem. Brazilian Verbena: USDA Zone: 7-9: Plant number: 1.538.050 . Verbena prefers regular watering with well drained soil with good air circulation. :O It should be okay now but I can send you one. Perennial in Zones CS, TS; USDA 9-11, but usually treated as an annual everywhere. They are as near to perfect a bloomer available. Whatever it is, it's staying, and I love it ;). Arg, I shouldn't have already gotten so much. Perennial in Zones CS, TS; USDA 9-11, but usually treated as an annual everywhere. Paola, you need to provide more information about your garden space if you hope to get any reasonable or useful answers from the Houzz responses. I’m figuring it out as well. Cold hardy to zone 6 once established. (Probably why I never could get it to germ.) Lavender and white petals are wonderfully contrasted with the rich blue centres ensuring this plant catches eyes. My favorite use for verbena is to add a red variety with red-and-orange marigolds and some dusty miller. Tracey, I'm hoping that mine will reseed too but in case it doesn't, I'm starting some too. That is why, in some climates, they are sold as annual flowers. I find that mine do not bloom continuously they explode in bloom then go dormant about two weeks and do it all over again. What you'll spend on a consultation you'll save on back breaking work that doesn't pay off, failed plantings due to poor siting choices, bad soil conditions for the plant etc. Verbena, sometimes also called vervain, refers to a genus of annual and perennial plants in the Verbenaceae flower family. It is amazing that Verbena, both annual and perennial, are not more widely grown. Can be non flowering. Goodness, I don't know what other seeds I could use. I would like to grow this also, would someone be able to send me seed? Mine always thrived in the shallow, sandy soil on the shoulder of our paved road. If you’re cutting it back more often you’ll remove less, maybe a few inches at a time, or just the spent blooms themselves. Need help finding plants that deer won't eat. Some seed companies already offer special seed mixtures and tapes consisting only of flower seeds, which slugs avoid and are reluctant to eat. Verbena is a genus of hardy perennial plants that have come a long way from their conventional garden use as summer annuals! I think I've always liked butterfies and have done a lot of reading online. Verbena - please refer to plant caretag for specific variety information Colours - Pink, red, white and purple. I'm not too much of a car person, which the fact I own a 1994 Hyundai would attest, just like a car that goes and, touch wood, my little baby is very reliable. Here in the UK, the Summer season has come to an end, and I have Verbena in a pot, and I wonder if one can collect seeds from the plant for next year. B. I just (this week!) Verbena bonareinsis can be a perennial if the winter is mild, but is generally considered an annual in zone 6.