Top Questions About Verbena Plants

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Questions About Verbena Plants

Asked by
Kathey on
April 25, 2016
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Q. Verbena

Have a stump I want to place a potted verbena on so it can eventually cover around it. The stump is flush with the ground. Ideas?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 26, 2016
Certified Expert
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Verbena can be grown as a perennial in zones 5-10.
You could plant directly in the ground and over time it could fill in the area and disguise the stump.
Planting in a container would not likely be successful in the long run.
Here is a link with growing information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/verbena/growing-verbena-plants.htm

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Asked by
marthaoldpark on
May 5, 2016

Q. Planting

Spacing when planting verbena?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 6, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Space your plants 10 to 12 inches apart.

Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/verbena/growing-verbena-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 30, 2016

Q. What companions does Verbena like

I would like to know what I can plant for companions to Verbena in my outside garden bed?

Answered by
heather on
May 30, 2016
Certified Expert
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Here are some links that will give you some suggestions:

http://www.plantdelights.com/Verbena-tenera-Sissinghurst-for-sale/Buy-Sissinghurst-Perennial-Verbena/ (Click the 'Companion Plants' tab)
https://www.humeseeds.com/efverb.htm (Refer to section 'Planting Combinations')

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 11, 2016

Q. What is this on my Verbena?

Just found this on my Verbena this morning. When using a magnifying glass, it shows there are clusters of these tiny yellow oval things. They are loosely wrapped in a white web-like, powdery substance. On down the leaf there are singular tiny yellow oval things. A clump of English ivy next to it was thriving several days ago but died. These plants are in a pot with a geranium.

Answered by
Alisma on
August 12, 2016
Certified Expert
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These look like mealybugs, a type of scale insect that often infests Verbena. The little yellow ovals are its eggs. See the following article for help:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/mealybugs-control.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 8, 2017

Q. Growing on perennials from plant plugs

I am new to gardening and am currently trying to grow on perennial plant plugs in my conservatory prior to planting out. The conservatory gets full sun for most of the morning and good light throughout the day. I have tried to ensure that it doesn’t get too hot but despite this some of the plants are growing too leggy particularly the verbenas. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Thank you
Helen Morgan

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 9, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Leggy seedlings are generally due to lack of light. To much heat will cause wilting and even kill the small plants.
It is a balance keeping them warm but not to warm. Adding some moving air can help cool down the plants.
Using a small fan to circulate the air can help .

Here are some links that will help you with care of seedlings.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/seedlings-after-germination.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/how-to-harden-off-your-seedlings.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/leggy-seedling.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/

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Asked by
Flower girl on
May 31, 2017
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Q. Verbena

Some of my verbena are dying. It looks like the bottom leaves die first and slowly moves up the plants. I dug one plant up and I don\’t think the roots looked very healthy either. What could be the problem?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 31, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Well draining soil is key to success with Verbena.
This article will help you access the plants care.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/verbena/growing-verbena-plants.htm

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Asked by
whwalker4295 on
June 5, 2017
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Q. Plant spacing

What is the proper spacing for dewarf verbena?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 7, 2017
Certified Expert
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This would depend on the variety you are growing and the planting application.
In a container or window box, you may want to plant closer together.

Check the mature size on the planting tag that came with plant. If your looking for a more stand alone planting pattern, allow for growth.

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