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Dark Blue Moss Vervain Seeds

Verbena tenuisecta

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, planting just below the surface of the soil. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established. Mature plants tolerate drought extremely well, actually preferring dry soil conditions. They also grow well in poor, rocky, and sandy soil. This plant may self-seed, and attracts bees. It also performs well as a container plant, and makes an excellent ground cover.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately.

Seed Saving: As soon as the flowers fade, watch the seed heads carefully since the tiny seed can easily blow away in the wind. Shake the seed heads over a container to remove the ripe seed; repeat until all the seed has ripened. Store the cleaned seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Verbena tenuisecta

Species Origin: Introduced US Flower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 30,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 9 Inches

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Butterflies

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~500 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $5.40 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $8.00 Sold Out
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $27.20 Sold Out
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $102.00 Sold Out
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This stunning, drought loving groundcover originally comes from South America. Butterfly enthusiasts appreciate this plant for its nearly magnetic attraction to butterflies, while gardeners in arid regions find it a valuable survivor of heat and drought. The species name “tenuisecta” means “thinly cut,” referring to the delicate foliage.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, planting just below the surface of the soil. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established. Mature plants tolerate drought extremely well, actually preferring dry soil conditions. They also grow well in poor, rocky, and sandy soil. This plant may self-seed, and attracts bees. It also performs well as a container plant, and makes an excellent ground cover.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately.

Seed Saving: As soon as the flowers fade, watch the seed heads carefully since the tiny seed can easily blow away in the wind. Shake the seed heads over a container to remove the ripe seed; repeat until all the seed has ripened. Store the cleaned seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Verbena tenuisecta

Species Origin: Introduced US Flower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 30,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 9 Inches

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Butterflies

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