Growing guide

How to grow verbena

Verbenas bring summer-long colour to borders and containers, with flowers in rich shades of purple, pink, red and white. From tall, airy Verbena bonariensis to trailing types for hanging baskets, they are easy-to-grow, free-flowering sun-lovers. Verbena and closely related Glandularia are widely known as verbenas, so here we cover both, as they are grown in the same way.

Quick facts

  • Easy to grow in a warm, sunny spot in well-drained soil
  • Flower non-stop from early summer to the first frosts
  • Ideal for borders, containers and hanging baskets
  • Popular with bees and butterflies
  • Most are short-lived and may not survive UK winters
  • Grow new plants from seeds or cuttings

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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