Among verbena plants there are a large number of species (about 250 species) and all belong to the Verbenaceae family. They are very ramified plants and whose size does not usually exceed 25 cm in height. They are used to be placed on the balconies, terraces and edges of the garden to add color and increase diversity.

Do you want to know in depth this plant and the care it takes to have them in your garden?


This plant has the leaves in opposite arrangement and have a lanceolate shape. The edges of the leaves are serrated and have special characteristics that differentiate them from others. It is a small but abundant flowers that are gathered in flat umbrellas of different colors : pink, red, blue, purple … hence they are used very often to add extra color to the terraces, balconies and gardens.

The verbenas bloom in summer and need warmer temperatures. They usually decorate both public and private gardens at that time of year.

verbena plant

Necessary care

Because it blooms in summer, it needs high temperatures. It is a plant quite resistant to drought , so it does not require much water. The ideal is to water it once a week taking into account that you should not water too much. It is advisable to keep the soil completely dry for a couple of days before deciding to water again.

The verbena is able to withstand direct sunlight, in fact it prefers it, although from time to time it is good to leave it in a semi-shade to avoid damaging it. Faced with the frosts of winter has nothing to do. It is important that if we want to keep it throughout the year, we place it in places protected from the wind and low temperatures.


Finally, if we decide to have a verbena from scratch, you will need a liquid fertilizer for the plants every 20 days during your growing period.

I hope that with these indications you can enjoy this extra touch of color in your garden or balcony ????

Don Burke

I am Don Burke, one of the authors at My Garden Guide.  I am a horticulturist that cultivates, grows, and cares for plants, ranging from shrubs and fruits to flowers. I do it in my own garden and in my nursery. I show you how to take care of your garden and how to perform garden landscaping in an easy way, step by step.I am originally from Sydney and I wrote in local magazines. Later on, I have decided, more than two decades ago, to create my own blog. My area of specialization is related to orchid care, succulent care, and the study of the substrate and the soil. Therefore, you will see many articles dedicated to these disciplines. I also provide advice about how to improve the landscape design of your garden.

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