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Verbena hybrida ‘Showtime’

Vervain

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.15m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.25m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Verbena hybrida ‘Showtime’ (Vervain). This is a fairly slow-growing, bushy annual with lance-shaped, serrated, mid green leaves. In mid summer to mid autumn, small, tubular flowers are borne in a variety of colours.

Characteristics

Annual, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

N.E. America

Interest and use

Fragrance, ground cover, border, edging, cutting bed, container, window-box

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are marginally frost hardy to frost tender. Grow them in medium, well-drained soil in full sun or at most partial-shade.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed in the autumn or spring, from stem cuttings in summer or autumn. When sowing seed, you should cover it with black plastic after sowing, and let them germinate in the dark.

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