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DESCRIPTION: A vigorous, medium-mounded series with excellent powdery mildew resistance; heat tolerant, and blooms long into summer; perfect for hanging baskets, mixed containers, or beds
BOTANICAL NAME: Verbena 'Balendred'
OTHER NAMES: Vervain
GROUP/CLASS: Firehouse Series
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 20-25 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 45-55 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Fire red
FLOWERING TIME: Spring to fall
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Deer Resistant, Cut Flower
Firehouse™ Red Verbena features showy clusters of scarlet star-shaped flowers with white eyes at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its tiny tomentose narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Firehouse™ Red Verbena is an herbaceous annual with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Firehouse™ Red Verbena is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Firehouse™ Red Verbena will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Firehouse™ Red Verbena is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.