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Verbena 'Peaches 'n' Cream' (G)

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial or Bedding

Habit

Spreading / Branched

Resilience

Hardiness

H3 (half hardy - unheated greenhouse/mild winter)

Colour

Flower

Cream, Pink, Yellow and Pale Orange in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1 year


Preferred common name

vervain 'Peaches 'n' Cream'

Family

Verbenaceae


Verbena can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs, with toothed or pinnately lobed leaves and small salver-shaped flowers in spikes, panicles or corymbs in summer or autumn

Verbena (G) are species which are separated in the genus Glandularia by some botanists

'Peaches 'n' Cream' is a spreading perennial, grown as an annual to 20cm, with neat oblong leaves and flat heads of light orange-pink flowers which fade to creamy-yellow

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Best grown in moist but well-drained soil in full sun

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed or stem tip cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by slugs, leafhoppers and aphids

Diseases

May be subject to powdery mildews