Verbena Attracts Hummingbirds

Verbena is a plant which is which is known to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and even small song birds, because of its nectar, seeds and small insects.This plant is long blooming, lavender-flowered, and grows to approximately 5 ft. tall.

Most varieties of verbena plants will begin blooming in the summer and will continue to do so until the first frost occurs. The flowers of this plant come in a wide variety of colors including solid and bicolored blooms which include red, purple, white, yellow, orange, and peach with generally white or cream colored eyes.

This plant tends to do quite well in containers or hanging baskets. This plant will tolerate a wide range of soils as long as it is well drained. This plant usually does best in areas that are sunny but verbena can also tolerate partial shade as well.

Verbena is a plant which requires very little maintenance other than periodic watering and occasional pruning in order to help maintain its shape if the gardener wants bushier, less trailing growth. In order to encourage the plant to continue to bloom, you should deadhead and prune the plant back.

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3 Responses to Verbena Attracts Hummingbirds

  • Tony Montana says:

    Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that and he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him.Thanks for lunch!

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