Third time growing but first time by itself in a rectangular planter.
This plant has spread the entire 20 inches of the planter plus 4 more all around as it trails nicely outside the box.
Ultimately it is a sea of intense deep pink/melon color with literally hundreds of bright flowers when in full bloom.
I have noticed 2x this season for about a week each time there were almost no flowers. The plant remained strong and came back with even more blooms.
Only minor trims are needed and that is more to "dead head" than anything else.
While I do fertilize all of my plants I think verbena would do almost as well with just water and good soil.
Only caveat which can happen anywhere...Japanese beetles have clustered on the plant a couple of times but seem to have backed off.
Aphids don't seem interested.
Highly recommend for the color, durability, low maintenance and longevity.