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Verbena rigida/Wild Verbena

Verbena rigida / Verbena rigida
A major wildflower in dry, gravelly soil in full sunlight
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A major wildflower in dry, gravelly soil in full sunlight

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Scientific Name: Verbena rigida
Common Name: Wild Verbena
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Ground covers
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Comments: This is a popular wildflower that grows over much of the South. This native verbena can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions, especially dry, infertile soils and disturbed sites where the topsoil has been interrupted. Occasional clipping will encourage a second crop of blooms.