Verbena officinalis growing shrub‎ of the genus Verbena also known as Common verbena or Vervain, Verbena officinalis perennial deciduous plant, used as medical and edible plant (for the leaves) and also used as ornamental plant and for the scent, can grow in temperate or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-9.

Leaves edible in green color in elliptic shape.

Verbena officinalis flower

Flower color can be: blue, purple or pink with five petals that grow on bloom-stems.

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Requirements for Verbena officinalis growing and care:

Cold winter

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
?

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:
Aphids

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
40-70cm, 16-28 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter

General information about the flower:
Blue, purple or pink with five petals that grow on bloom-stems

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish cut freely from the plant, possible with the stem or just in the end of the leaf

Information about leaves:
Elliptic leaves in green color

Uses of Verbena officinalis leaves:
Beverage

Scientific name:

Verbena officinalis

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