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PlantFiles: Red Verbena
Verbena 'Aztec Red'

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Verbena (ver-BEE-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Aztec Red
Additional cultivar information: (Aztec series, aka Balazred)
Hybridized by S. Trees; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
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


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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4 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive vossner On Mar 4, 2013, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Became sucessful with verbenas as soon as I learned NOT to overwater. Aztec Red is very showy but unlike v. Homestead Purple, it does not spread into a glorious mat year after year. Wished it did with those beautiful red flowers.

Positive hoitider On Nov 27, 2012, hoitider from Emerald Isle, NC wrote:

I belive it will give homestead purple a run for the money,hardy in zone 8.blooms all summer and here it is dec1 and still blomming it appears to be a Wow ground cover or a grate traling plant in containers

Negative gilhafer On Jul 21, 2008, gilhafer from Jamestown, NY wrote:

My experience using this Verbena in window box arrangements has not been good. Leaves developed powdery mildew from the humid and rainy weather we've been having this year. They're isolated now in their own containers under shelter where they get late afternoon sun and very little direct rain. They might have done well if sheltered from the beginning since they seem to do fine in part sun. None are planted in the ground under these same weather conditions so I cannot comment about that. If used in containers, though, they need a DRY location. I've read that the trailing type of Verbena does not develop this mildew.

Positive LadyMonteCarlo On Apr 12, 2008, LadyMonteCarlo from Leander, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is my first time planting Verbena (Red Aztec) and it's taking off very nicely, so far. It's bursting with small red flowers and is supposed to very tolerate of high heat / sun such as we have in south central Texas. Low and fast spreading vinelike yet bushy. I like them so much I have purchased 4 more.

Positive bsharf On May 6, 2007, bsharf from Palm Coast, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Great for hanging basket. Butterflies and hummingbirds love it. Takes the intense sun and heat of Florida.


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

Carlotta, California
Chowchilla, California
Long Beach, California
Palm Coast, Florida
Buford, Georgia
Belle Chasse, Louisiana
New York City, New York
Cary, North Carolina
Crockett, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Leander, Texas
Poolville, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Liberty, West Virginia

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