Pink Rose Verbena Flowers

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Pink Rose Verbena Flowers

Pink Rose Verbena Flowers

‘Rose Verbena’ Clump Verbena has vigorous, low growing green foliage covered with purplish magenta flowers in summer. Needs some winter protection and full sun to perform best. Trim it often to keep the habit neat and flowering. “Rose” refers to the bright rose pink -purple color of the flowers; “vervain” comes from an old French name for this group of plants; “Verbena” (from Latin) – a classical name for the branches of trees used in religious rites; “canadensis” – Canadian, a name like this usually refers to the locality of collection of the plant used in the original description of the species. (Rose vervain does not grow naturally in the country of Canada.) Barr (1983) states that it was named for the Canadian River in the southern Plains. But Linnaeus, 18th century botanist and describer of this species, used Canada to refer to a large region in northeastern North America, partly in Canada, but mostly in what is now the United States.
Some cultivars flower spring to frost; good drought tolerance once established; a spreading plant, Clump verbena is native from Virginia to Florida where it spreads in sunny, well drained areas. The cultivar ‘Homestead Purple’ is enjoying tremendous popularity, because of its glowing purple flowers which bloom from late spring until cold fall weather. Very attractive to butterflies. This plant is occasionally damaged by deer.
One of the first wildflowers to brightened the rocky desert foothills, verbena has wiry stems less than 1″ inch that spread 18″ inch wide and finally divided foliage. Lavender Pink umbels of flowers appears in the early spring.