Sandpaper Verbena

Glandularia rigida

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Non-Native
Origin: South Brazil and Argentina, and has naturalized in the southeast United States
Family: Verbenaceae
Size: 1′-2′ tall and 4′ wide
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Watering: Moderate watering (once a week) during the growing season and infrequent watering (once a month) during the winter months
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Well-draining soil, sandy or gravelly soils are ideal. Plant is salt sensitive
Temperature: Tolerates both heat and frost, making it an excellent plant for the low desert
Disease and Pests: Root rot if soil is poorly drained
Uses: Nectar plant for bees and butterflies
Notes: Salt burn on leaf margins is common because of moderate levels of salinity in local municipal water sources. Short lived

Photo by robvandy05


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