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VERBENA 'Peaches 'n' Cream'

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Family

Verbenaceae

Botanical Name

VERBENA 'Peaches 'n' Cream'

Plant Common Name

Peaches 'n' Cream Verbena, Verbena

Special Notice

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General Description

The genus Verbena comprises over 250 species of herbaceous annuals, perennials and subshrubs that can be found across the Americas and some parts of Europe and Asia. Species are diverse in their appearance, habits, habitats and cultural needs, but all have clusters of small, tubular flowers in shades of blue, white, red or purple. Flower clusters may be spike-like, flattened or conical and are attractive to butterflies. Leaves may be dissected and ferny or entire, depending on the species.

There are thousands of cultivated varieties; many of which are grown as annual bedding plants. These have flowers that come in a wide range of colors to include violet, purple, red, pink, salmon, white and apricot. Some more commonly grown species for the garden include the mounding and floriferous Verbena canadensis , tall, airy V. bonariensis and the upright V. rigida . All have purple to violet flowers.

Most cultivated vervains grow best in full sun and average, amply drained soil. They are warm season plants that often have long bloom times and perform best if regularly deadheaded.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm

  • Width

    12"-20" / 30.5cm - 50.8cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Spreading

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Coral, Peach, Ivory

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No