About Verbena Quartz Mixed Color
Verbena bonariensis flowers on tall, wiry stems and can be planted with a variety of different perennials, including grasses. It has a long flowering season, making it an ideal plant for low-maintenance gardens and herbaceous borders.
Verbena bonariensis works well in a number of garden settings, such as cottage and contemporary gardens, due to its height and airy appearance. It s also beneficial for attracting wildlife, particularly butterflies.
|Common Name ||Blue Vervain, Common Verbena, Common Vervain, Eisenkraut, Enchanter s Plant, luisa|
|Height ||120-150cm (4-5ft)|
|Flower Colour ||Deep violet, lavender, red, pink, cream and white|
|Bloom Time ||July, August, September, October|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy|
Planting and care
- While the verbena flower is drought resistant, the blooms are improved with regular watering of an inch or so each week
- Water verbena plants at the base to avoid wetting the foliage
- However, verbena plant care may not include weekly water if rainfall in your area has reached an inch or more
A limited application of complete, slow-release fertilizer is also a part of verbena plant care
- Apply in spring and again following the occasional trims needed for optimum bloom
When planted in proper verbena growing conditions, expect blooms the first season
- Continued blooms throughout the summer are possible if the gardener keeps the plant trimmed back
- Some are hesitant to remove parts of the plant regularly, but this is often necessary when planting verbena for summer blooms
When blooms slow, trim the entire plant back by one fourth for a new show of flowers in two to three weeks
- Fertilize lightly following the trim and water well
- Repeat this step as needed when learning how to grow verbena successfully
When planting verbena, remember to water, fertilize and trim for long lasting color in the summer garden and beyond
Verbena Quartz Mixed Color care
- Verbena plants, known for its brightly colored blossoms and fast growth, are sun-loving and drought tolerant, making them perfect for warmer climates
- While you can buy started verbena plants in a garden store or nursery, growing them from seed may be gentler on your budget
- To start enjoying your verbena as soon as possible, plant the seeds indoors in a seed tray approximately 12 weeks before the last spring frost in your specific area
- In a short time, you ll have splashes of cheerful color for painting your home s landscaping pallet
|Sunlight ||Full Sun|
|Watering ||Water regularly until the plants are happy and well established. Thereafter, water them only when very dry.|
|Soil ||Plant in ordinary garden soil.|
|Temperature ||65 to 70 degrees C|
|Fertilizer ||Verbena needs to be fertilized only once a year – in spring when the plants are about 4 inch tall. Use a complete fertilizer, and don’t fertilize verbena plants when you first set them out in the garden. Wait until they are established and growing.|
|Harvest Season ||Wait until after the flowers fade and wither away, leaving behind the seed heads.
Pick the stalks once the seed heads dry and fade to the same shade of brown as a paper bag.
Place the seed head in a well-ventilated, warm room to dry for two weeks.
Lay it in a bowl lined with paper towels to absorb any excess moisture as it dries.
Remove the paper towels, then crumble the seed head into the bowl. Remove any large pieces of non-seed plant matter.
Label an envelope with the verbena variety and the year the seed is harvest.
Place seeds into the envelope and store in a cool, dry place.
Alternately, fill a cloth bag with 1/2 cup powdered milk and place in the bottom of a jar.
Place the seed envelope into the jar and screw the lid on the milk absorbs any excess moisture. Store in the refrigerator until ready to plant.|
Verbena Quartz Mixed Color special featureThe lavender flowers of verbena attract butterflies to the garden throughout summer. An annual, verbena varieties range from pretty ornamentals to lemon verbena, which is used as a lightly citrus-tasting herb.
Verbena Quartz Mixed Color uses
- Verbena is a popular hanging basket plant, and it also looks good in rock gardens or as an edging, and in window boxes
- You will find them in your local garden center in little pots and big hanging baskets
- Lemon verbena has been used as a medicinal plant for centuries, touted for use as an antispasmodic, antipyretic (fever reducer), carminative, sedative, stomachic, and antimicrobial
- Little or no research is available regarding its medicinal use
- The leaves and flowering tops are used in teas and as beverage flavors
- Its fragrance is used in perfumery
Frequently Asked Questions
How tall do verbena quartz mixed color grow?
On average verbena quartz mixed color grows 120-150cm (4-5ft)
What color are verbena quartz mixed color ?
A verbena quartz mixed color plant bears flowers of color Deep violet, lavender, red, pink, cream and white
How hard is verbena quartz mixed color to grow?
A verbena quartz mixed color is Easy
How much sunlight does a verbena quartz mixed color need?
A verbena quartz mixed color prefers Full Sun
How much water does a verbena quartz mixed color need?
A verbena quartz mixed color prefers watering Water regularly until the plants are happy and well established. Thereafter, water them only when very dry.
What kind of soil does a verbena quartz mixed color need?
Plant in ordinary garden soil.
What temperature does a verbena quartz mixed color like?
How should I fertilize my verbena quartz mixed color ?
Verbena needs to be fertilized only once a year – in spring when the plants are about 4 inch tall. Use a complete fertilizer, and don’t fertilize verbena plants when you first set them out in the garden. Wait until they are established and growing.
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