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White Verbena Perennial

White Verbena Perennial

White Verbena Perennial

You can’t find anything quite like the white verbena perennial. Its finely-cut leaves are a brilliant shade of yellow-green, and its flowers are a dazzling white. As its name suggests, the flowers produce a perfume that can be enjoyed by everyone, but the real star of this plant is its rich and nuanced scent.Noted for its cold hardiness, heat, drought and mildew tolerance, Verbena peruviana 'EnduraScape White Blush' is a trailing Verbena with profuse clusters of bright white flowers blushed with pastel pink over a long season. Blooming continuously from summer to frost, the blossoms are so profuse that they literally smother the foliage of toothed leaves, creating a spectacular floral display. Perfect for the front of the border or as spillers in combination planters, this compact Verbena enjoys a strong garden performance. Attractive to butterflies, the flowers are ignored by hungry deer.

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Imagine a plant that blooms nonstop from early summer to fall and requires only a minimum of attention from you! Well that's what you'll get with verbena. This large family of tender perennials (treated as annuals throughout most of the country) show off finely cut foliage topped by spectacular clusters of purple, red, white, yellow, orange, or bi-colored blooms. The nectar-rich flowers are also prized by butterflies and hummingbirds. Depending on the variety, will grow 12 to 30 inches in either upright or trailing forms. Verbena is a sun-worshipper that excels in garden beds, window boxes, or hanging baskets. In warmer climates verbena can also be used as a colorful perennial landscape plant. Verbena is also deer resistant. Hardy from zones 7-10.The best solution is to simply inspect your verbena every day during hot or dry weather.

Once the foliage begins to flag (garden speak for turning limp and hanging like a flag on a windless day), it’s time to give it a drink. While an inch of rain a week is a good guideline that can be difficult to measure, an inch of rain during scorching weather isn’t going to be enough to keep the plants happy.Perennial verbena differ in size and growth form, but also share many of the annuals' characteristics. When in bloom, perennial verbena provides a show of flowers grouped in clusters. Each of the small flowers within a cluster has five petals that are partially fused to make a tubular flower. The natural color of most verbenas is purple or red, but breeders have developed hybrids in colors such as white, pink and magenta. The typical leaf of a perennial verbena is small, with a toothed edge, and lightly covered in fine hairs. The perennial verbena characteristics of this flower attracts butterflies and other pollinators; which is beneficial to all other flowers and plants in a garden. (Source: homeguides.sfgate.com)

 

 

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