Verbena hybrida

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  • Botanical Name : Verbena hybrida Voss
  • Synonyms : Verbena hortensis Vilm.
  • Common Name : Garden Vervain, Verbena, Garden Verbena
  • Plant Family : Verbenaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Van Chetana Kendra

About Verbena hybrida Plant :

  • Habit : A herbaceous perennial but generally grown as an annual.
  • Leaves : Opposite, highly dissected, hairy.
  • Inflorescence : Flower heads on erect stalks making spikes consisting of tiny flowers.
  • Flowers : Flowers showy and in a wide variety of colours from blue, violet, purple, rose, red, yellow white to bicolors.
  • Fruit : Berry
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : May - October
  • Significance : It is generally used for bedding, edging or in rock gardens.