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Verbena bonariensis
Verbena bonariensis

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Zones 12-24
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Verbena lilacina

Cedros Island Verbena
Verbenaceae
Ground covers, 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 lilacina

Perennial, native to Baja California. Grows to 1 ft. high and 3 ft. or wider. Light green, deeply cut leaves. Lilac-colored flowers bloom from spring to fall (nearly all year, in mildest areas). Useful groundcover for hot, dry sites. ‘De La Mina’ forms a 3-ft. mound, has darker purple flowers. Little to moderate water.

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