Verbena (Verbena Hybrida Florist Mix) – Verbena is a hardy annual plant that produces beautiful, colorful, blossoms of flowers. This fragrant annualmix does very well in hot and dry regions. Excellent for window boxes, borders, and rock gardens. There is no better spreading plant that blooms all season long than this verbena florist mix. Great for colorful shows and is easily grown from seeds.
Sow in spring: February to April
Sow 6 to 8 weeks before planting outdoors. Sow very finely onto the surface of pots containing moist seed compost. Cover with a sprinkling of sieved soil and cover the container with dark paper or similar as the seeds need the dark to germinate. Place the container in a dark place.
Keep moist, watering from the base of the container but do not saturate the compost. Keep at a temperature of 18°C (65°F) in light. The seeds usually germinate around 14 to 28 days, but may take up to 90 days to finish germinating. Remove the cover once they begin to germinate to allow air to circulate (otherwise they may suffer from damping off) and reduce the temperature to around 15°C (60°F), a warm kitchen windowsill is often sufficient.