Southwestern Mock Vervain

Verbena gooddingii

A delightful desert native from the Southwestern United States that blooms generously with little care. Lavender-pink flowers blanket the gray-green mat of fine, serrated foliage in spring. Ideal for rugged low-water borders, natural gardens and meadows. Beautiful in mixed containers. A short-lived herbaceous perennial.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationver-BEE-nah good-DING-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityForms a low, spreading mat 6 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 36. in. wide.
Bloom TimeMid-Spring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitSpreading
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Edging, Hillside, Wildlife Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Heat Loving
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsRedbud (Cercis); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Esperanza (Tecoma); Beardtongue (Penstemon); Treasure Flower (Gazania)

Thrives in lean, rocky or sandy, well-drained soil. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Drought tolerant when established, but will benefit from occasional summer water. Remove spent blooms for a tidy appearance. Will self-sow if seedheads remain on plant.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-11

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