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Verbena rigida



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Verbena rigida, Verbena venosa

Common Name: Sandpaper Verbena, Slender Vervain

A tender deciduous perennial that spreads by rhizomes and self-seeding to form an upright mat. In summer, forked, square stems carry rounded clusters of dainty, purple flowers. Attracts butterflies and other pollinators. Leaves are dark green, lance-shaped, and have coarsely toothed edges. Leaf texture is rough like sandpaper.

USDA Zone: Zones 8 - 10

Sunset Zone: Zones 3 - 24

Mature Height: 1 - 2 feet

Mature Width: 3 - 4 feet

Light Needs: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low, Moderate