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Verbena speciosa 'Imagination' (Verbena)

Verbena speciosa 'Imagination' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Park Seed


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Verbena speciosa 'Imagination' ver-BEE-nah spee-see-OH-sah Common Name: Verbena Synonyms: V. × hybrida 'Imagination', V. × hortensis, Glandularia Genus: Verbena
This outstanding hybrid blooms from spring until frost and has beautifully dissected foliage. Innumerable clusters of purple blossoms cover this plant and look fantastic cascading over the edges of a hanging basket. Verbenas are excellent for annual borders, containers—especially hanging baskets—and for the mixed herbaceous border.
Care: In containers, provide good drainage, full sun, and monthly fertilizer during the growing season. In the garden, provide moist, well-drained soil in full sun.
Propagation: Sow seed in autumn or early spring at 64-70°F. Divide perennials in spring or take cuttings in late summer.
Problems: Whiteflies, aphids, slugs, snails, scale insects, spider mites, powdery mildew, Septoria leaf spot, rust.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Drought Tolerant;Frost Tolerant
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Fall; Spring; Summer
Flower Color Purple/ Lavender Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Ground Covers, Suitable as Annual
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Annuals

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