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Old 09-18-2014, 06:48 PM
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Need ID and Overwintering Info


My sister gave me this plant that she picked up at an Amish Auction this spring. It was in a 3 inch pot when I got it, so it is a pretty quick spreading plant and has bloomed all summer. I love it, and don't know what it is or if it is cold hardy in my zone (6a). The pics look like bluish blooms, but they are a very deep purple. I think maybe verbena???





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Old 09-18-2014, 06:54 PM
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Looks like Verbena to me and in your zone you would be best to put in a pot or take cutting for the winter. I do not believe they are hardy for Zone6.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:56 PM
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Thank you RC,
I've already gotten a cutting...just in case.
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:00 PM
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Yes - Verbena, and no, not hardy.

Just pull up what you want, and keep it in a sunny place!
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:12 PM
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Thanks tsilentseed! Now I have another question....I just bought a pink verbena at walmart that says cold hardy to negative 30 degrees. The leaves are different than the purple one though. Is it safe to say the pink really ISN'T hardy????
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:19 PM
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It isn't hardy in zone 5 an 6 .. We go below that.
I never tried keeping them inside.
My verbena never grow that well, congrats are inorder
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Those are beautiful cicindy9! I wish you lots of luck overwintering it.
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:27 PM
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Thanks Sherie,
If I get some cuttings to root, do ya want some?? They are so pretty!
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:28 PM
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Thanks to you Bali!! That is a high honor coming from you!
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:38 PM
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Absolutely cicindy9, just let me know and we can work out a trade. . Thanks for thinking of me!
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The "pink verbena" - does it look like Phlox ? If so, very hardy, yes.

If you give me the botanical name from the tag, I can tell you right away if it's good for outside or not.
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by tsilentseed View Post:
The "pink verbena" - does it look like Phlox ? If so, very hardy, yes.

If you give me the botanical name from the tag, I can tell you right away if it's good for outside or not.
tsilentseed Yes, a lot like phlox. Pot says Verbena Enduro. Hope thats enough info...all there is!

Sherie... Will do
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:21 PM
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it is very lovely cicindy really looks like it did good
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Just looked up Verbena Enduro, and it's good to zone 8b, so no, not hardy.
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Thanks so much for your help tsilent seed, I really appreciate it. Guess tomorrow I will be getting cuttings off of it as well.
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