The trailing verbena is a perennial flowering plant that can grow as wide as 5 feet across and blooms between spring and the first early frost. Verbena plants produce white, pink, blue or purple flowers and deep green foliage.
Trailing verbenas are hearty plants that thrive in sandy or clay soils and direct sunlight. The plants are often utilized as a border for rock gardens and also grow well in containers. There are several variations of the trailing verbena plant that include Homestead Purple, Silver Anne and Appleblossom. Homestead Purple verbenas yield dark purple blooms and can withstand high temperatures. Silver Anne verbena plants are extremely agile and produce light pink flowers. Appleblossom verbena blooms are light pink in color, and the plants tend to thrive best in moist, evenly drained soil.