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What are verbenas?

Verbena is a simple and enchanting plant that adds new dimensions to your beds. A summer perennial that towers over your plants with clusters of small, vibrant flowers on long forked stems. A perfect accent with hues ranging from soft pinks to deep purples and bright reds.

Verbena is a perennial plant, which means that they will grace your garden year after year. Verbena are non-toxic to humans and animals, making them a popular choice amongst gardeners and landscapers alike. Notably, their tall stems and delicate lilac and pink flowers make for the perfect plant for any border.

How to plant and care for perennial verbenas

To get the most out of perennial verbena bulbs, consider these tips:

  • Plant verbena bulbs outdoors between April and June
  • Plant 45 cm away from other plants, in a sunny location
  • A well-drained soil is preferable for verbenas
  • Deadhead spent flowers to encourage new growth
  • Water regularly. In warmer months, you may need to water verbena daily


When to cut back verbena 

Verbena can suffer dieback if cut back in autumn, so it's best to cut back the old growth in spring when you see the new shoots emerging at the base.

Perennials are a easy-to-grow, versatile and low-maintenance, making them the perfect addition to any garden. With the right planting time and location, perennial verbenas will thrive and add colour and interest to your outdoor space. So why not give them a try in your own garden? Browse our full collection of hardy perennial bulbs now or for help and advice, call our team on 0161 747 4000. For guidance on how to get the best from your perennial verbena bulbs, take a look at our verbena planting guide.

Can Verbena be grown from seeds?

While established plants are readily available, Verbena can also be grown from seeds. Start seeds indoors in early spring or sow them directly in the garden after the threat of frost has passed.

What are good companion plants for Verbena?

Create a vibrant and harmonious garden by planting Verbena alongside companions like Salvia, Petunias, and Zinnias. The contrasting colors and textures create a captivating floral display. Try planting with grasses or mixed with poerennials like Echinacea and Eryngium, Nepeta or Achillea

How do I propagate Verbena?

Verbena can be easily propagated through stem cuttings. Take cuttings in spring or early summer, dip them in rooting hormone, and plant them in well-draining soil. With proper care, they will root and establish new plants.

Why you should order your perennial verbena bulbs from Peter Nyssen

  • We are a friendly, family run business with more than 60 years experience
  • Our bulbs are packaged in compostable, starch based bags where possible
  • We offer bulk prices and free delivery for orders over £100
  • We supply flower bulbs in quantities large and small, for all types of gardener from the cottage potterer through to the professional landscaper
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