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Verbena 'Scentsation White'
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Verbena 'Scentsation White'

Verbena hyb.
This new pristine white variety harkens to an earlier age, for in the early 1900s, flower seed catalogs listed "Giant Sweet Scented Verbena" with huge flower trusses. This new variety freely shares its sweet, light fragrance, especially in warm, humid summer air—an essential flower for a luminous evening moon garden.
SKU #S1951
$4.00
Growing Companions
Moon Garden Seed Collection
Moon Garden Seed Collection
Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
26
Lifecycle
Annual
Annual Hardiness
Half Hardy Annual
Mature Size
8-12" h x 8" w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Regular, moist, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Pure white umbels
Features
Great for containers
Deer Resistant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
Cover lightly with vermiculite
Sprout Time:
14-21 days
Starting Indoors:
Start inside 8-12 weeks before last frost and keep at 70-75°F. Cover flats with vermiculite and avoid overwatering.
Starting Outdoors:
Not recommended.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Sun-loving verbena is a long-blooming annual for containers and garden edging, the textured dark green leaves a handsome backdrop to the pristine white flower umbels of this fragrant variety. Deadhead or shear several times to encourage fresh branching and continued flowering. If growing in a container a flower fertilizer midseason will encourage heavy blooming.
Final Spacing:
1'
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
Water regularly until established, about 1" of water per week. Though they tolerate short periods of drought, it may be at the expense of flowering.
Soil pH:
Slightly acid to alkaline
Fertilizer:
Fertilize with an organic, water-soluble fertilizer once per month.
Diseases & Pests:
Watch for thrips and spider mites, which stipple the leaves. Treat with insecticidal soap if these pests become a problem. Very late in the season powdery mildew may appear. Spray with organic fungicide to control.