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Verbena speciosa 'Imagination'

Trailing Verbena

Imagination is a continuous bloomer, giving you clusters of 2 inch deep violet-blue blooms. Plants fill in quickly making for great ground cover with their lacy foliage. Great choice for beds, borders, containers, ground cover, hanging baskets, rock gardens, or walls. Butterflies are attracted while deer will typically pass over these fast growing, heat and drought tolerant award winners.

Height: 12-24 Inches

Spread: 18-24 Inches

USDA Zone: Zones 9-11

Color: Violet Blue

Growing Tips for Homeowners:

Verbena requires a full sun location to perform 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


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerant

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Design Use:

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


  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Mid Green


  • Spreading

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average
  • Well Drained
  • Dry