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Common Name: Verbena      Latin Name: Verbena      Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
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Verbena

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Category: Annual
Family: VERBENACEAE
Genus: Verbena
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Origin:
Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Plant type: Annual or tender perennial grown as an annual
Height x width: Up to 1 foot tall
Growth habit: Spreading
Foliage: Low growing (upright) or vining (depending on cultivar) with leaves that are opposite, oblong to oblong-ovate, 2 to 4 inches long
Flowers: Clusters of dainty, brightly-colored flowers that tend to be in flattened panicles or clusters and bloom continuously if deadheaded. Some species produce spiked inflorescences
Culture: Full sun, well-drained soil. Verbena hybrids usually grow best in spring’s cooler temperatures. They may cease blooming during prolonged heat and drought, then return to flowering when the weather cools. Many verbenas, however, are very drought tolerant with continuous flowering during the summer
Pests and problems: Spider mites
Uses: Ground cover, in beds, edging, rock garden, window boxes, hanging baskets. Attract butterflies.
Propagation: Seed
Cultivars and Related Species: Superbena Lilac Blue.
V. bonarienses, tall or Peruvian verbena, is a marginally hardy perennial in our area; 2 to 3 feet tall, slender stemmed, a “see-through” plant. It reseeds prolifically. V. canadensis
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.

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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220
Specimen: 61
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Verbena hybrida
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Verbena hybrida
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
Verbena  Verbena_flowers_top.JPG
Verbena hybrida
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Verbena hybrida
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Verbena hybrida
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden 1 Brookside Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom CB2 1JE
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 52.194107900000000 Longitude: 0.129998433333333] Specimen: 1945
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Verbena bodnarienses
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2012
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Verbena bodnarienses
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2012
Location: Location Captured with GPS Device
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.139818416666700 Longitude: -84.442303516666700] Specimen: 2383
Location: Fletcher Moss Botanic Garden Fletcher Moss Manchester UK
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 53.410618183333300 Longitude: -2.231562216666670] Specimen: 3423
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