Verbena x hybrida Robinson’s ‘Defiance’

A cultivar of Verbena x hybrida Hort. ex Vilm., the Florists’ Verbena.  ‘Of scarlets, decidedly the best yet is Robinson’s Defiance, a most splendid variety; already too well known to need describing.’  [Gard. Chron. 1848].


Horticultural & Botanical History

For information on the botanical and horticultural history of the Florists’ Verbena see Verbena x hybrida Hort. ex Vilm.


History at Camden Park

Plants sent from Veitch’s Nursery of Exeter to John Bidwill at Camden Park in 1849 included seven named Verbenas of which this plant is one.  These were almost certainly among the many varieties listed in the Addendum of the 1850 catalogue.  [A.63/1850].



Published Jan 30, 2009 - 04:57 PM | Last updated Aug 30, 2011 - 04:41 PM

More details about Verbena x hybrida Robinson’s ‘Defiance’
Family Verbenaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name

Florists’ Verbena

Name in the Camden Park Record

Verbena Robinson’s ‘Defiance’

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