Without been told Rose verbena plant is a hardy plant that with just a very little effort on your part, it will produces aromatic, rosy pink or purple blooms from late spring to late summer.

Rose verbena plant is native to North American, it is also known as clump verbena, rose vervain or rose mock vervain, this plant is commonly found growing wild in fields, prairies, meadows, pastures and wooded areas across the eastern part of United States, as far west as Colorado and Texas. The use of this plant includes adding it to rose gardens, flower beds, borders, or hanging baskets. The sprawling nature and ability to root at the nodes make Rose verbena plant a worthy groundcover. Also the sweet blooms attract hummingbirds, bees, and several types of butterflies. The plant is perennial in United States Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9, although it is easily grown as an annual in cooler climates.

How to care for Rose Verbena Plant

This plant really thrives in full sunlight and it also tolerates poor, well-drained soil, including dry or rocky conditions. Rose verbena plant don’t tolerate crowded conditions, shade, poor air circulation, or soggy soil. Make sure you keep the soil slightly moist until the roots are established. At this point you can water the plant once a week, which is generally sufficient. Make sure you water at the base of the plant and also try to keep the foliage as dry as possible. You can feed the plant in mid- to late spring using a light application of a balanced,general-purpose fertilizer. Also make sure you pinch the tips of the newly planted rose verbena plant to stimulate fuller, bushier growth. You can trim the entire plant back by about one-quarter of its height if blooming slows in midsummer, then water the plant very well and feed the plant once more. Actually blooming will resume in a couple of weeks. A light trim will neaten up the Rose verbena plant in fall, but make sure you hold off any major pruning until spring. Severe pruning late in the season can make the Rose verbena plant more susceptible to damage during the winter. Although Rose verbena plant tend to be relatively pest resistant, make sure you keep an eye out for spider mites, aphids, thrips and whiteflies. You can use insecticidal soap spray to take care of the pests, but you also need to reapply it again.

How to grow Rose Verbena Plants in Containers

This particular plant is well suited for growing in containers. Just make sure you check the plant daily and water them whenever the soil feels dry to the touch. Rose verbena plant may need water daily during hot, dry weather. Make sure you provide a water-soluble fertilizer monthly or you can use a slow-release fertilizer early in the growing season.

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