Werbena (Verbena hybrida), called the garden vitamin, it grows up to the height 20-40 cm. Two species are grown: multiflorous verbena – with flowers gathered in head-like spikes and veined verbena – with inflorescences turning into prominent ears - plant height up to 40 cm. Verbena has highly branched stems, overlapping, dark green leaves, rough, serrated, fragrant flowers, with a very rich color scale. Verbena has a long flowering period – from July to late autumn.
We sow the seeds in March for the inspection. We quilt the seedlings at a 5X5 cm spacing, and we leave them permanently in May, keeping the distance between the plants 20-30 cm. Plants with a pinched top branch better. Multi-flower verbena is used for flower beds, as well as for cut flowers, while veined verbena – only as a flower bed. Due to this, that the germination power of verbena seeds is weaker compared to other seeds of flowering plants, it is recommended to sow them more densely. Venous verbena has a very long germination period. Therefore, the seeds of this plant should be sown in the fall in a box with a moist substrate, and in March sow for a warm inspection. Verbena does not like soil that is too wet and too dry. It grows well in partial shade.
Of the varieties of multiflorous verbena can be grown: Janina - height. 28 cm, inflorescences compact in diameter 4-5 cm, single flowers in diameter 1,3-1,4 cm, bright red with a touch of amaranth, no mesh; Magda – show. 30 cm, inflorescences compact in diameter 5-5,5 cm, single flowers in diameter 1,4-1,7 cm, cherry red, no mesh.
Dwarf verbena (Verbena hybrida nana compact) – show. 20-25 cm, compact habit, procumbent, single flowers. There are varieties: Red Star – show. 15-18 cm, large inflorescences in diameter 5,5-6 cm, shining flowers, scarlet, no mesh; Laughing queen – show. 25 cm, large inflorescences, salmon pink flowers; Splendor – show. 15-20 cm, inflorescences compact in diameter 6 cm, single flowers in diameter 1,8-2 cm, purple-red with white eyelet.