shrub verbenas or lantanas
Name in Latin: Verbenaceae
Name in English: Verbena Family or Vervain Family
Origin: tropical regions of the Americas and Africa
Growth Habit: genus includes both herbaceous plants and shrubs
Flower: aromatic flower clusters (called umbels) are a mix of red, orange, yellow, or blue and white florets. The flowers typically change color as they mature, resulting in inflorescences that are two- or three-colored.
Blooming Period: spring to late autumn
Leaf: dark green, lightly toothed and rough to the touch. Crushed leaves have a pungent scent.
cultivated for flowers
Care and Handling
Soil: general purpose
Amount of water: Drench the soil and let it become moderately dry between waterings.
Nutrition: Feed every two weeks spring through fall with a water soluble fertilizer diluted by half.
Special handling: Feed every two weeks spring through fall with a water soluble fertilizer diluted by half.
Some species are invasive, and are considered to be noxious weeds,