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Verbena – Meteor Shower®

Garden Height
20 - 30
Spacing
8 - 12
Spread
8 - 12
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Tall
Flower Colors
Purple
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Winners

An updated look for the species, Meteor Shower™ has a denser, more vigorous growth habit which equates to more manageable and attractive plants as a flowering thriller in containers and massed in the landscape. And since the plants set little seed, it won’t become invasive like most Verbenas of this type. Heat and drought tolerance and deer resistance sweeten its appeal.

Features

An updated look for the species, Meteor Shower™ has a denser, more vigorous growth habit which equates to more manageable and attractive plants as a flowering thriller in containers and massed in the landscape. And since the plants set little seed, it won’t become invasive like most Verbenas of this type. Heat and drought tolerance and deer resistance sweeten its appeal.

Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Continuous Re-Bloom

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Drought Tolerant

Heat Tolerant

Long Blooming

Maintenance Notes

These easy to maintain plants do not need deadheading, however, removing old flowers can be done if you would like. 

Uses Notes

Great in both containers and landscapes.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Landscape

Soil Fertility Average Soil

pH A - pH 5.5 - 5.8, B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 70° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Standard PPP. Spring to Summer Sales.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-8
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-10
7-9" Pot : 10-12
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :

Pinching and Growth Regulators

Pinch 1-2 weeks after transplant. Growth regulators should not be necessary.

Pest and Disease Management

Standard Pest and Disease practices as outlined in the notes. Good sanitation practices include keeping greenhouses clean at all times, eliminating weeds and debris, disinfecting equipment in greenhouses as often as possible and keeping hose ends off of the greenhouse floor. Good water management practices are critical for good, healthy plant growth.

Grower Tips

Meteor Shower is much more compact than standard bonariensis. It is great in the landscape and in combination planters.