Verbena spp

Now reclassified into the genus Glandularia. Short lived perennial ground covers.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Varies by species
Origin: Varies by species
Family: Verbenaceae
Size: Varies by species
Sun: Varies by species
Watering: Weekly during bloom period
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Soil: Varies by species
Pruning: Removing spent flower stalks in summer can give a cleaner appearance.
Disease and Pests: Whiteflies
Uses: Host for the Fine-lined Sallow moth and Verbena moth
Notes: Plants typically live 2-3 years, although some species reseed in the garden.

Goodding’s Verbena (G. gooddingii): Native to Arizona and other parts of the southwest. Forms a soft mound up to 12″ tall and 3′ wide. Lavender flowers.

Moss Verbena (G. pulchella): Native to South America. Thrives in semi-shaded or filtered sun locations in the low desert. Up to 8″ tall and 5′ wide. Prefers well drained soil. Blooms in spring and early summer.

Sandpaper Verbena (G. rigida): Native to Brazil and Argentina, but has naturalized in the midwest and southeastern U.S. Can recover from severe freezes. Grows up to 24″ tall and 4′ wide. Purple flowers last from spring through summer. Fast growing plant.


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