VERBENA 'Peaches 'n' Cream'
Plant Common Name
Peaches 'n' Cream Verbena, Verbena
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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.
AHS Heat Zone
12 - 1
USDA Hardiness Zone
9 - 15
H1, H2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm
12"-20" / 30.5cm - 50.8cm
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Clay, Loam, Sand
Bedding Plant, Container, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border
Sharp or Has Thorns