• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water occasionally once established; more in extreme heat and containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Spreading growth, 6 to 10 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Heat Tolerant Blooms
    Blooms:
    Late Spring through Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ver-BEE-nuh
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Spreading growth, 6 to 10 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring through Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleRustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Hibiscus (Hibiscus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Requires well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Drought tolerant once established. Performs best in hot weather. Cut back mid- to late summer to allow a new flush of flowers into fall.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Water occasionally once established; more in extreme heat and containers.

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