VERBENA DWARF JEWELS (V. BRAZILIENSIS)
These dwarf, spreading, early blooming plants, produce vividly coloured flowers in a mix carefully formulated to maintain a range of bright colours in optimum balance. The flowers which appear endlessly all summer long, are absolutely invaluable for massing in beds, edges of borders, window boxes and baskets.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.