Annual - (Verbena X hybrida)

PLANTS OF THE WEEK

Verbenas are an excellent annual for hot dry garden sites.  There are many different cultivars with a variety of shapes, including upright, mounding, and trailing.  Depending on the cultivar, they grow to around 12 - 14" tall and about as wide or trail around 14 - 16' wide and low to the ground.  They are excellent in beds and in hanging baskets or containers.  Colors include red, salmon, white, peach, pink, purple, and multi-color.  Plant them in full sun for best results in Ohio gardens.  Verbenas are great for attracting butterflies and this time of year the plants almost seem like they are moving as they are loaded with butterflies.