Tapien® Verbena

Tapien® Verbenas make the perfect groundcover, carpeting an area up to 3 feet wide and crowding out weeds. Constantly in bloom, they're impervious to heat, humidity and light frosts, thriving where other verbenas fail. Extraordinary in hanging baskets, too.

Plant Info

Tapien® is a trade mark used for a fined leaved series of verbenas known for their spreading habit which also have good cold and heat tolerance and mildew resistance. Tapien® makes an excellent ground cover plant and is constantly in bloom and its spread can act as a good weed suppressant. Blooms are compact.

Habit, Application & Care

Habit: Spreading in habit. Height: 4-6 inches. Spread: 12-36 inches.

Application: Ideal for pots, hanging baskets, window boxes and landscapes.

Care: Ensure you water as required and give plenty of air movement. Maintain moderately moist soil and constantly feed with a complete water-soluble fertilizer. Use peat/perlite mix when planting.

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Danny Takao, Takao Nursery, CA

The Tapiens and Temaris set the standard for all verbenas. ‘Tapien Blue Violet’ is probably the number one verbena in the California market. With low disease issues, Tapien verbenas have become the mainstay in the landscape and in warmer areas continue to flower throughout the year.

The best presentation for verbenas is in 4-inch, quarts and gallons. Temaris are well-suited to combos or hanging baskets with their more vigorous growth habit. Plant one liner per 4-inch through gallon-size pots. For combos or baskets, depending on the size and desired effect, plant one to three liners.


Chris Spanton, UK Breeder

Great as a ground cover plant.

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