Vibrant Beauty of Verbena: A Guide

In the realm of floral beauty, few species captivate the senses quite like verbena. With a palette boasting rich shades of purple, mauve, ruby, pink, and white, verbena grace gardens with their presence, offering a symphony of colour and fragrance. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a novice with a green thumb, the allure of these plants knows no bounds.

The Marvel of Verbena: A Closer Look

A Kaleidoscope of Colours

Bedding verbenas, with their domed clusters of petite flowers, paint a picturesque scene in summer borders and containers. From deep reds to soft whites, these blooms enchant with their sheer diversity. Meanwhile, hardier perennial varieties stand tall and proud, adorning gardens with their slender stems crowned with mauve blossoms.

Habitat and Preferences

Verbenas thrive in sunny positions, basking in warmth and well-drained soil. Whether nestled in borders amongst bedding plants, shrubs and perennials or potted in garden containers, they revel in the full embrace of sunlight. However, they don’t like shade or excessively wet conditions. They thrive in summer heat, but die back with the first frost.

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Quick facts about Verbenas

  • Easy Cultivation: Flourishes in warm, sunny spots with well-drained soil.
  • Continuous Blooms: Delights with non-stop flowering from early summer to the first frosts.
  • Versatile: Thrives in borders, containers, and hanging baskets, offering endless possibilities for garden design.
  • Pollinator Paradise: Attracts bees and butterflies, adding an extra dimension of beauty to your garden.
  • Life Cycle: While short-lived, they offer abundant blooms during their lifespan and may not survive harsh UK winters.

Cultivating Verbena: A Gardener’s Delight

Planting: Time of planting is important with these plants. Bedding verbenas need to be planted in late spring, after the last frosts, often mid May in Suffolk. Whilst the perennial plants start their growth in the spring, with longer days and more sunshine hours. Whether planted in hanging baskets or garden borders, verbena thrives in sunny areas of the garden.

Mulching, Watering & Feeding: Mulching around these plants with a blanket of compost over the soil will thwart the growth of weeds and preserve moisture. Diligent watering keeps blooms blooming, and quenching the thirst of plants grown in garden containers. Feeding is not needed for plants grown in the soil, but those in containers and hanging baskets will need feeding after the first month with a potassium-rich fertilizer such as tomato feed.

Your Verbena Journey Begins at Woolpit Nurseries

Get started with verbena plants from Woolpit Nurseries. With our commitment to quality and a passion for horticulture, we offer an array of high quality plants. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener seeking to expand your floral display or a novice eager to nurture your first blooms, our selection promises something for every enthusiast.

Visit Woolpit Nurseries today to get started growing your garden. Let your garden flourish with the radiant hues of summer, as verbena weaves its enchanting tapestry of colour and fragrance. Embrace the journey, and let the beauty of all your plants lead the way.

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