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Trailing Verbena
Verbena 'Tapien Blue Violet'

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Verbena (ver-BEE-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tapien Blue Violet
Additional cultivar information:(Tapien series)

Category:

Groundcovers

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Amesti, California

Camarillo, California

Manteca, California

Merced, California

Santa Cruz, California

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Merryville, Louisiana

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Cody, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 7, 2011, annlof from Camarillo, CA wrote:

A perennial ground cover for zone 10. This is a very mildew-resistant verbena which blooms intermittently all year but is really spectacular in April in Southern California. When planted in the ground, Tapien blue-violet has the lowest-growing habit of any verbena I grow, but it's not quite dense enough to smother all weeds. The plant puts out roots from stems where they touch the ground, so it's easy to cut out sections if you want more plants. Unfortunately, snails love this verbena.

In general I've found that this type of verbena performs best in full sun with warm days and cool nights. Once established they're quite drought-tolerant, but bloom best with weekly watering. The plant in the photo I posted came from a cutting in a three-inch pot planted out five months before... read more