• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs only occasional watering, once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Spring through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ver-BEE-nuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:6
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through Fall
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsPurple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Lantana (Lantana); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Plumbago (Plumbago)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in a wide range of soils, from sandy to clay; best if well-drained. Water regularly during the first growing season. Drought tolerant when established, but will accept occasional summer water. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Remove spent flowers to encourage more blooms.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Needs only occasional watering, once established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This North American native Verbena species was discovered by Carol Bornstein of the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden. It was found on Cedros Island off the West coast of Baja California.

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