General Information: Tapien verbena is available in five eye-catching colors. Tapien is fast-growing and versatile with a neat flat, multi-branching growth habit. As a bedding plant, Tapien’s elegant feathered leaves and delicate, brightly colored blossoms create a carpet of blossoms that is almost strong enough to withstand footsteps! Blooms all summer until frost.
- Tapein ‘Blue’- A shock of electric blue flowers presents a carpet of blossoms
- Tapien ‘Pink’- Cotton candy pink blossoms on lush green foliage.
- Tapien ‘Lavender’- A beautiful lavender color for window boxes and baskets.
- Tapien ‘Powder Blue’- Almost white with a subtle hint of light blue. The higher the light intensity, the whiter the flowers.
- Tapien ‘Soft Pink’ – This beautiful variety is lavender-pink with a white eye.
Planting: Plant Tapiens in baskets, pots, beds, or window boxes. As a ground cover, plant every 14-16 inches. Fills in fast. Maximum plant height is 6-8 inches.
Placement: Plant Tapiens in full sun to partial shade in well-drained soil. Avoid water-logged, soggy soils.
Temperature: Tapiens thrive in heat. It is cold-hardy to 14° F. Greenhouse grown plants are tender, so protect from frost in spring.
Watering: Tapiens are drought tolerant in the ground. In containers, keep slightly moist, drying slightly in cool weather. During hot weather, water thoroughly.
Fertilizer: Fertilize Tapiens once a month in ground cover plantings. If planted in containers, fertilize every two weeks. Use a well balanced plant food high in nitrogen (15-30-15).
Supplement with iron if leaves turn light green or yellow.
Pruning: Tapiens will spread and freely flower without any pinching, deadheading, or pruning. If trimming is needed, Tapiens will respond well to pruning.
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