Creeping Carpet Verbena
Creeping carpet verbena, Phyla nodiflora, is an evergreen, mat-like ground cover. It grows very flat and carpet-forming and spreads vigorously. Carpet verbena is ideal for creating a butterfly garden as it is a nectar source for many butterfly species. By planting it, you are doing something good for nature.
Shrub with white flowers
Creeping Verbena has lance-shaped, slightly hairy leaves and broad shoots with white-pink flowers and a purple centre. These flowers can be seen from late spring to autumn.
Carpet verbena a popular medicinal plant in Japan
This fast-growing plant is revered as a fragrant and medicinal plant in Japan. It has a high resistance to pests and is valued in the Far East for its alleged effect against various diseases. But it is also popular as an eye-catcher in the garden because of its extravagant white flowers.
Robust ground cover with high resistance
The robustness of the creeping carpet verbena deserves special mention. It is very drought-tolerant and hardy and can cope with both drought and flooding. With occasional deep watering and full sun, it looks a little better. Creeping Verbena is not a sensitive plant, but it can also be affected by frost. A layer of snow serves as insulation in winter, but if this is not present, the plants evaporate their water through their leaves. Due to the frozen soil, the Phyla nodiflora cannot transport new water through the roots and therefore dies of thirst. It would be advisable to protect it from cold and frost so that it can sprout again in spring.
Buy creeping carpet verbena, it also serves as a lawn substitute
This plant can also serve as a lawn substitute. It is especially popular in high traffic areas. If you mow Phyla twice a year, you will be rewarded with dense foliage and a light upright flower. Phyla nodiflora is a fast growing, spreading, perennial plant. The growth height of up to 5cm makes it an attractive ground cover.