Low growing but spreading in habit with large flowers in a wide range of unusual colours - many with attractive eyes!
Low growing and well structured in habit with large flowers in a wide range of unusual colours - many with attractive eyes! Good heat tolerance means it is ideal for sunny window boxes and container plantings. Plants are bushy but compact, growing to 30 cm (12") in height.
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How To Grow
350 seed/gram. As germination can be quite erratic, we suggest sowing seed heavily. Chill seed for 10 days before planting directly in the garden in mid-May. Select a sunny, well-drained site and sow directly on the surface. Keep evenly watered for the 20+ day germination period. Thin seedlings to 20 cm (8") apart when they are 7.5 cm (3") high. Seed can also be started indoors in a soil-less mix in mid-late April. After chilling the seed, leave seed uncovered and apply bottom heat at 24 C (75 F). Grow-on at 15 C (60 F) before hardening off and transplanting out after the danger of frost has passed.
Blooming Season Begins
Tender Perennial Grown as an Annual
Days to Emergence
15 to 25
Medium %2830 to 45 cm%29%2812 to 18%22%29
Killed by Frost
Degree of Difficulty
Prior Experience Beneficial
Verbena x hybrida
Window boxes, planters and containers
Massing in a sunny garden