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Verbena hybrida 'Tuscany Rose Eye'

Tuscany Rose Eye is a bi-color rose with white eye on naturally compact, well-branched and bushy plants. Trademarks for the Tuscany series include uniformity and better disease resistance then most verbena. Uses include borders, containers, edges, mass plantings, rock gardens, walls, window boxes and even as a cut flower for fresh arrangements.

Height: 8-10 in

Spread: 16-20 in

USDA Zone: Zones 9-11

Color: Bi-Color, Rose, White

Growing Tips for Homeowners:

Verbena requires a full sun location to perform at its best. Blooming continuously and freely, plants are both heat and drought tolerant. Apply a granular, slow-release fertilizer at install while following up with a complete balanced liquid feed at least every other week. Common insects that may impact your verbena include whiteflies, aphids, slugs, snails, and spider mites. Common diseases to watch out for include powdery mildew, rust and septorial leaf spot.

Characteristics & Attributes:


Attracts Wildlife:

  • Butterflies

Attributes:

  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cut Flower
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Compact

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Design Use:

  • Ground Cover
  • Versatile
  • Edging
  • Window Boxes
  • Container
  • Trellis / Wall
  • Border
  • Rock Garden
  • Mass Planting
  • Cut Flower

Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Mid Green

Habit:

  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average
  • Well Drained
  • Dry

Vigor:

  • Compact