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Verbena bonariensis
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Verbena gooddingii

Verbenaceae
Perennials, Flowers

VERBENA

These showy perennials bear clusters of small, tubular, five-petaled flowers, usually in summer. Most are fast-growing groundcovers, good in parking strips, along driveways, and on dry banks; also attractive in wall crevices and hanging baskets. Best in hot weather. Need good air circulation (to avoid mildew) and well-drained soil, especially in winter. Many are treated as annuals. There are many hybrid groups, which often confuses the botany.

Verbena gooddingii

Short-lived perennial. Native to Southwest deserts. Grows to 1 1/2–2 ft. tall and 3–4 ft. wide, with small, deeply cut leaves. Pinkish lavender flowers at ends of short spikes. Blooms first summer from seed sown in spring. Can reseed. Little to moderate water.

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