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Verbena rigida

Phonetic Spelling
ver-BEE-nah RIJ-ih-dah
Description

Shear old growth in early spring; spreads by rhizomes; space plants 18 inches apart; good drought tolerance. Rigid verbena is naturalized from southeastern North Carolina to Florida. It is very tolerant of heat and drought, and is a good choice for a sunny, hot perennial border.

Wildlife Value: It flowers from summer to fall, and is very attractive to butterflies.  This plant is occasionally damaged by deer

Cultivars:
Tags:
#purple#fall#butterflies#sun#deciduous#fall color#birds#heat tolerant#summer#drought tolerant#perennial#wildlife plant#fall interest#cpp#deer resistant#ground cover
Cultivars:
Tags:
#purple#fall#butterflies#sun#deciduous#fall color#birds#heat tolerant#summer#drought tolerant#perennial#wildlife plant#fall interest#cpp#deer resistant#ground cover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Verbena
    Species:
    rigida
    Family:
    Verbenaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Heat