PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|Verbena hybrida Mix|
|Strictly speaking a short-lived perennial, but not fully hardy, so best treated as a half-hardy annual. Flowers are in shades including bright red, blue, rich peach and purple with a white eye. Plant en masse at the front of the border or in hanging baskets.|
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Sow thinly in Spring on the surface of good quality, moist, but not waterlogged, compost, covering with a thin dusting of vermiculite or seived compost. Either cover with black paper and/or keep in a completely dark place until germination occurs (usually within 14-28 days but sometimes much longer - check often!). Then bring seedlings into a light, airy place at about 65F/18C and grow on, transplanting strong seedlings into individual pots or modules, hardening off before planting out when all danger of frost is past.|