Verbena officinalis
Verbena is charming, little ornamental plant. It is one of those garden essentials that bloom through out the year. These plants grow in clumps.
Verbena blooms are beautiful, small and colorful. Flowers can be mauve, purple, white, pink, apricot or red, They are in the form of stars.

Verbenas are grown in the gardens in little pots and big hanging baskets.
These little plants are relatively carefree. They are not particular about soil, except that it must be well draining. Poor soil is acceptable for Verbena growing conditions. These easy to grow, long blooming plants are heat and drought tolerant.

How to grow Verbenas:

1) Creeping forms of Verbena are very easy to propagate by layering. Simply pin or peg a growing tip of the young plant to the ground and wait for the roots to develop before separating the new plant from the mother.
2) Place the soft wood cuttings of the plant in the garden soil. They will root quickly and easily.
3) Verbena is easy to start from seeds but seeds might take as long as a month to germinate, so don't give up on them too soon. Seeds can be directly sown into the garden.

No need to spend lot of money on Verbenas because they are easy to grow. If you are searching for long lasting blooms that perform during the hottest days of summer heat, consider planting Verbenas.