Monday, December 15, 2008

Raspberry Trailing Verbena


Trailing Verbena
Verbena 'Tukana Raspberry'
(ver-BEE-nuh)


This Verbena was introduced in 2008 and we just happened to plant some not knowing it was new. It passed our little trial with flying colors as it bloomed profusely and had a nice habit. It grew well in the big container garden and several 4.5 inch pots turned into a carpet of color trailing down the sides of the pots.

This red Verbena, which I think is from the same series, mixed well with the white Marigolds and a flaming red Mandevilla vine. All in all the combination worked out well after a bit of a rough start.


Temperatures are due to be near sixty degrees (F) today, which means back to work. It is nice break from the cold weather we had over the weekend. So far it is shaping up to be a typical New England winter.

8 comments:

Neal said...

Beautiful! Makes me wish spring was here. :)

The Good Life in Virginia said...

lovely shade...like it a lot. and it looks lovely in the mix...
thanks for sharing.

RuneE said...

That last one took my fancy - I also wish I had your temperature. I'm not used to F-degrees, but my mobile phone tells me that 60F equals 15C...

Princess Haiku said...

A pretty flower and a great name. It sounds like a sundae.

It is in the low 30s at night now so your temperature sounds better. I have a chrysanthemum planter indoors and have two spiders opening inside. I expect them to be full by Christmas. I got tired of dragging them inside and out. I am cutting them all back by February open or not. -Ah, the continuing trials of a novice chrysanthemum grower.

teresa said...

Beautiful flower, fantastic color photo.

Michael said...

excellent photos, thanks for sharing them with us.

Jewels said...

Oh wow, those are pretty. 60 sounds nice again too :)

tarot cards said...

What rich and beutiful colour! I love the first shot, that raspberry hue is one of my favoutrite colours in the world!