Verbena (Trailing) ver-BEE-nuh
Verbena canadensis is an annual flowering plant that commonly goes by the name “trailing verbena”. Trailing verbena produces blue, red, pink, white or purple flowers with green foliage. Verbena flowers show up quickly and have an exceptionally long bloom season, making them popular as a decorative ground cover or as an addition in rock gardens or flower beds. Growers use them due to their low spreading behavior to provide the terrain with abundant blooms, but are also commonly grown in hanging baskets. Trailing verbena plants will require a location that is well draining and receives ample sunlight. These plants will benefit from afternoon shade, as high temperatures can cause them to wilt during the day.