Vanda Coerulea

Common Name : Verbena Botanical Name : Verbena x hybrida Family : Verbenaceae Order : Lamiales Origin / Native : America, Europe Uses : Ornamental, Butterfly garden Type : Annual, perennial Height : Height Cultivar Name : Fuego dark violet verbena Flowers : Small, clustered, blue violet color with white eyes Good For : Containers, Borders Care :Full Sun, Part Shade, Average water, blooming repeatedly Habit : Trailing Herb


Herbaceous bedding plants that are low carpet forming prostrate perennials with spreading stems more or less rooting near the base, hairy narrow lobed leaves soft to the touch with broad showy clusters of salver formed flowers in pink, red, yellow, white,
blue, salmon purple, and in lilac colors. Some have a white eye blooming profusely during summer and monsoon season.

The plant requires a rich soil that is well drained. The crop cannot take water logging and quickly dies back under water logged conditions. Add liquid fertilizers regularly at least once a month for more flowering. Plant these in a sunny position. Remove dead and dried flowers to encourage formation of new blooms. Plants can grow to a height of about 15-100 cm.

Propagation is by seeds that are slow growing

Photographs: Guna Selvi Description: Bindu Mohan Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Mavalli, Bangalore[Bengaluru], Karnataka, India

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