Verbena in European countries have long been considered a symbol of kindness and mystical plants that can ward off evil spirits.
The plant is known for its unpretentious requirements to the growing conditions. It blooms very long time, almost until frost, and if the time to cut off the faded flowers, verbena only multiply its beauty. Plants can adapt to any corner of the garden, but of course, plentiful and prolonged flowering is only solar sites. In addition verbena feels good even in direct sunlight. Since the plant has a compact root system, then hanging pots also suitable for cultivation. The ideal soil for growth to be fertile loam. The main criteria for the soil should be a good loose structure and water permeability.
His owners verbena not bring great difficulties with the care and the basic work will be weeding, fertilizing and watering in the growing season. From pests and diseases verbena hardly suffers in the absence of thickening in landings and if the plants are not waterlogged. Regular loosening the soil are required only in the hot summer, and after irrigation to the soil surface is not formed crust. Fertilizing plants is carried out complex mineral fertilizers. Organic is not necessary to get involved, and make a time for the whole season, but otherwise can be a glut of soil nitrogen, which has a negative effect on flowering.
Verbena Propagated by seeds and cuttings way. Seeds verbena can not bury in the ground soil, their neatly and evenly distributed over the surface of the soil. The vessel is then transferred from the seeds in a cool place, as excess heat is fatal. After 10-15 days, the seedlings will appear.
Verbena Cuttings prepared in early spring. Cut off from the tops of the shoots with 5-6 pairs of leaves. The cut was treated with powdered charcoal, and the lower leaves are cut off. Cuttings are rooted in a mixture of sand and peat, and in 3-4 weeks will form the root system.