Loving the cake pops in my containers, Once they started blooming in early/ mid May, they have been going strong in zone 7A sending out multiple blooms in cute round clusters. The stems are strong too so, they are always upright and cheerful. Some critter, (deer? squirrels?) Came by recently and ate all my superbells and angelonia but left the cake pops alone so, I will definitely be using these again.
Cake Pops® Pink Tuberous Verbena Verbena rigida
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Cake Pops verbena are very heat and humidity tolerant and are great plants for the deep south, in addition to the rest of the county. This verbena doesn't cycle out of color, so you'll get reliable color all summer long. Cake Pops is destined to become a Southern basket and combination recipe staple. It is easy tough, durable and drought tolerant. It is native to the Southern US.Award WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingFall InterestDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:10 - 18 InchesSpacing:8 - 12 InchesSpread:10 - 18 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:Soft PinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark GreenHabit:Mounding TrailingContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To Hard FrostHardiness Zones:7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Good in combinations - perfect for the deep South, where many plants don't last all summer. It is also great for landscapes.Maintenance Notes:
These are heat tolerant plants, that aren't particularly fussy. However, they do like well-drained soil. They need little routine maintenance. They will perform best if an application of controlled release fertilizer is included at the time of planting. This applies to both landscape and container plantings. The plants aren't particularly heavy feeders, so a single dose is usually sufficient for landscape beds in most climates. If you have a very long season, a second application of controlled release plant food should be considered for landscape beds. In general, containers need to be fed more than landscape plants. A second application of a controlled release fertilizer should be applied about every two months to container plants or you can regularly apply water soluble fertilizer starting about two months after the containers are planted. These extra applications of plant food can really make a difference in performance through the summer.
If your plant begins to look open or a bit tired, an allover trim can be beneficial. Use a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears to trim back up to 1/3 of the volume of the plant. I pair any trim with a dose of water soluble fertilizer to provide instant energy to help kickstart new growth, branching and flowering. Your plant will take a week to recover from the trim, but the end result is a fuller plant with more blooms going forward. You may repeat the trim as needed through the season.Cake Pops® Pink Verbena rigida 'WNVECPPK' USPP 34,382, Can PBRAF
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Bronwen, Maryland, United States, 1 year ago
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