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Verbena rigida

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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.

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Verbena
    Species:
    rigida
    Family:
    Verbenaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Root Cutting
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South America
    Wildlife Value:
    Very attractive to butterflies. This plant is occasionally damaged by deer.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    2 to 3 in. clusters of purple to lilac flowers that bloom summer to fall on stiffly erect spikes
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2 to 4 in. leaves that are rough to the touch with coarsely toothed margins
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Heat