Single Packet of 4,000 Seeds
Grow a garden filled with gorgeous carpets of Verbena Moss, from freshly harvested Verbena tenuisecta seeds. Verbena Moss will produce clusters of beautiful, violet colored blooms from late Spring to late Summer. The plants themselves only reach a mature height of 8 to 12 inches tall, making them a perfect choice for rock gardens. Verbena Moss will also look great in planters, pots, window boxes and other containers as well. The small, purple colored flowers resemble a Forget-Me-Not and are attractive to many beneficial insects as well. Butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees and hummingbirds will cling to these beauties all Summer long!
Categorized as a tender perennial, Verbena Moss will grow quickly in the first year of growth. If temperatures aren't too cold, the roots will lay dormant, allowing the plants to regrow the following Spring. Verbena Moss is an excellent choice for insectaries and butterfly gardens and can be grown with any number of additional low growing wildflowers. Try mixing in Alyssum, Carpet of Snow, or Royal Carpet, for a dramatic violet and white mixture.
Sowing The Seed
Verbena Moss is easily established directly in the garden, or started indoors as well. If starting indoors, sow the seeds in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost, at a depth of 1/16" under topsoil. Transplant entire peat pots into the garden, once the weather is warm, or direct sow when all danger of frost has passed.
Verbena Moss, for the most part, is drought and heat tolerant, so they can be placed in an area of full sunlight. They will require a soil that is average to sandy and infertile. Just make sure that the sowing medium is also well drained as well. To improve drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to areas containing hard, compact soil. Mist the seedlings daily with a spray bottle or mist setting, until germination occurs.
Germination & Growth
Lobelia seeds will begin to germinate within 7 to 14 days after sowing. Cascade Mixture will produce plants that grow to a mature height of roughly 6 to 10 inches tall, trailing roughly 10 to 12 inches. The plants are best sown in pots, containers & hanging baskets, but can also do very well in rock gardens as well. The flowers are small and come in a range of colors, such as red, lavender, white, blue & purple.