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ver·be·na

 (vər-bē′nə)
n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Verbena, chiefly of the Americas, that have opposite leaves and flowers with five-lobed corollas and are used medicinally or cultivated for their showy spikes of variously colored flowers. Also called vervain.
2. Any of several similar plants, such as the lemon verbena.

[Latin verbēna, sacred foliage; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

verbena

(vɜːˈbiːnə)
n
1. (Plants) any plant of the verbenaceous genus Verbena, chiefly of tropical and temperate America, having red, white, or purple fragrant flowers: much cultivated as garden plants. See also vervain
2. (Plants) any of various similar or related plants, esp the lemon verbena
[C16: via Medieval Latin, from Latin: sacred bough used by the priest in religious acts, vervain]

ver•be•na

(vərˈbi nə)

n., pl. -nas.
any plant of the genus Verbena, esp. any of several hybrid species cultivated for their showy flower clusters; vervain.
[1560–70; < Medieval Latin verbēna, Latin: leafy twig; see vervain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.verbena - any of numerous tropical or subtropical American plants of the genus Verbena grown for their showy spikes of variously colored flowersverbena - any of numerous tropical or subtropical American plants of the genus Verbena grown for their showy spikes of variously colored flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Verbena - type genus of the Verbenaceae; genus of herbaceous perennials and subshrubs
Translations
verbéna
werbena

verbena

[vɜːˈbiːnə] Nverbena f

verbena

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The largest was a regular hothouse bouquet, of tea-rosebuds, scentless heath, and smilax; the second was just a handful of sweet-peas and mignonette, with a few cheerful pansies, and one fragrant little rose in the middle; the third, a small posy of scarlet verbenas, white feverfew, and green leaves.
February was gone before I well knew that it had come, so deeply was I engaged in making hot-beds, and having them sown with petunias, verbenas, and nicotina affinis; while no less than thirty are dedicated solely to vegetables, it having been borne in upon me lately that vegetables must be interesting things to grow, besides possessing solid virtues not given to flowers, and that I might as well take the orchard and kitchen garden under my wing.
October though it was, the garden was still very sweet with dear, old-fashioned, unworldly flowers and shrubs -- sweet may, southern-wood, lemon verbena, alyssum, petunias, marigolds and chrysanthemums.
What would a florist say to whole tracts, so thickly covered by the Verbena melindres, as, even at a distance, to appear of the most gaudy scarlet?
Violet Verbenas blending of gray and violet reflects that middle ground, Schlotter said.
The secret will be to buy partially-grown plug and mini-plants such as white verbenas, lobelias and Nemesia 'Wisley Vanilla', red pelargoniums (geraniums) and blue Lobelia 'Panthera Cobalt' to put in containers and hanging baskets.
The secret will be to buy partially grown plug and mini-plants such as white verbenas, lobelias and Nemesia Wisley Vanilla, red pelargoniums (geraniums) and blue Lobelia Panthera Cobalt to put in containers and hanging baskets.
The secret will be to buy partially grown plug and mini-plants such as white verbenas, lobelias and Nemesia "Wisley Vanilla", red pelargoniums (geraniums) and blue Lobelia "Panthera Cobalt" to put in containers and hanging baskets.
Verbena bonariensis MOST verbenas are used as annuals, adding a burst of colour in pots and cascading over hanging baskets in the summer months.
In particular, the fragrant flowers of verbenas look impressive when planted with them.
Sow seed of slow-maturing summer bedding such as verbenas, pelargoniums and begonias, in heated propagators in the greenhouse.
The province halted development of a Medicine Hat subdivision after small-flowered sand verbenas were found on the proposed site.