Cover lightly with vermiculite
Start inside 8-12 weeks before last frost and keep at 70-75°F. Cover flats with vermiculite and avoid overwatering.
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.
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.
Slightly acid to alkaline
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.