Verbena Seeds - Quartz XP Mix
- Seed Count: 25 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 70-80 Days from Transplanting
- Plant Height: 8-12 Inches Tall
- Flower Colors: Range of Reds, Pinks, Purples, and Whites
- Growth Habit: Mounding and Spreading
- Sunlight Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Soil Preference: Well-Drained, Moderately Fertile Soil
- Other Features: Drought Tolerant and Attracts Butterflies
History: The Verbena Quartz XP Mix is a carefully selected blend of Verbena cultivars, optimized for uniformity in size and flowering time. The "XP" in the name stands for "Extra Performance," indicative of this mix's enhanced qualities. Verbena itself has a long history of cultivation, originating from South America and brought to Europe in the 17th century. Over time, Verbena has become a garden favorite worldwide. The Quartz XP Mix is a modern innovation that combines the best features of traditional Verbena varieties, such as vibrant color and hardiness, into a single, high-performing mix.
Uses: The Verbena Quartz XP Mix is a highly versatile plant suitable for a variety of gardening applications. Its compact, mounding growth habit and colorful blooms make it perfect for borders, containers, and hanging baskets. The stunning array of reds, pinks, purples, and whites can add a burst of color to any garden design. Furthermore, this Verbena mix is known to attract butterflies, making it an ideal choice for pollinator gardens. It also works well as a ground cover, filling in bare spots with its vibrant colors. Given its drought tolerance, it is a good selection for xeriscaping or for areas that receive less frequent watering.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions: The Verbena Quartz XP Mix is easy to grow, but it does best in well-drained, moderately fertile soil. It can tolerate a bit of shade but prefers full sun for optimal blooming. To plant, sow the seeds on the surface of the soil and lightly cover them, as they need light to germinate. Space the plants about 8-10 inches apart to allow for their spreading habit. This mix is drought-tolerant but will benefit from regular watering, especially in the first few weeks after planting. Applying a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks can encourage more blooms. Pruning spent flower heads can also stimulate more flowering. As the Verbena Quartz XP Mix is frost-sensitive, ensure you plant after the last frost or move plants indoors during colder months.