Verbena: how do I take care of it?
So I planted about 6 or 7 little cell pack verbenas in my front garden. I spaced them apart about 8" even though the tag said 15". One lost its flowers within the first few days which I attributed to shock, but the base plant is bushy and looks healthy. The others have all lost their flowers (mostly) within this first week. Some questions:
1) Is this OK?
2) should I be "deadheading" the parts that lost their flowers? If so, does this consist of just simply pinching them off?
3) should I be pruning the bushy one (one that lost flowers first) in some way that will promote new flower growth? because I don't see any new buds anywhere on it....
4)Anything else I should know about these?
Thanks in advance,
Anne : )