Botanical Name: Verbena peruviana
Common Name: Verbena  
Plant photo of: Verbena peruviana
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Ground cover, Perennial, Annual


Height Range

Under 1', 1-3'


Flower Color

Lavender, Pink, Red, White


Flower Season

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Intermittent


Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half





Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Perennial Border, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, With Rocks


Special Uses

Cascade, Container, Filler, Fire Resistant, Hanging Baskets


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Linda Engstrom/MJC/MSN
  • Description

  • Notes

This perennial forms a flat mat that covers an area rapidly. It has dark green leaves with clusters of bright flowers that bloom all year. Hybrids will have a little more height, different flower colors and spread more slowly. It is drought tolerant.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halway with native soil and water. 5. Finish backfilling hole, build basin and water.