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Verbena – Tapien® Blue Violet

Garden Height
3 - 7
Spacing
8 - 10
Spread
12 - 36
Habit
Trailing
Container Role
Spiller
Flower Size
Short
Flower Colors
Blue, Purple
Light Level
Sun
Proven Selections

Tapien is the ultimate flowering groundcover and basket plant; fast growing, versatile, with a neat, multi-branching growth habit. Also a superior bedding plant, its elegant feathered leaves and delicate, brightly-colored flowers form a carpet of blossoms.

Features

Tapien is the ultimate flowering groundcover and basket plant; fast growing, versatile, with a neat, multi-branching growth habit. Also a superior bedding plant, its elegant feathered leaves and delicate, brightly-colored flowers form a carpet of blossoms.

Attracts: Butterflies

Award Winner

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Maintenance Notes

Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

Uses Notes

Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

pH A - pH 5.5 - 5.8

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP.

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

Pinching and Growth Regulators

One pinch at liner planting. Trim back as needed. Growth can be controlled using lower temperatures.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Powdery Mildew can be a problem for verbena. Proper air circulation, humidity control and water management will aid in control and prevention. A routine preventative spray program is encouraged.

Grower Tips

Lower pH is necessary (5.5-5.8) to allow Iron to be available. Tapien is later to flower than our other Verbenas.