12" to 18"
full sun to light shade
average, well-drained, evenly moist soil
depends on variety
spring through early fall
shades of pink, red or purple
seeds and cuttings
beds, borders, pots, hanging baskets, rock gardens, and edging
The easiest and most no fuss way to grow verbena is to purchase plants. You can also start them from seed 8 to 10 weeks before the last spring frost date. Seeds may take up to a month to germinate so be prepared to wait. Start them in individual peat pots, two seeds to a pot. After careful hardening off, transplant outdoors at 10 to 12 inch intervals. When plants become well established, snip off center stem to encourage bushier growth.
Verbena attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. You can save your verbena plants for next year by taking cuttings and bringing them indoors to a sunny windowsill until warm weather returns.