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Verbena bipinnatifida, native prairie verbena




Verbena spp. — (ver-BEAN-ah)

Perennial — Sun
Height 9 -12 inches — Spread 12 -18 inches
Spacing 9 -12 inches


HABIT: Low, spreading perennial, blooms red, white, salmon, purple all summer.


CULTURE: Easy to grow in well-drained beds, low water and fertilization requirements.


USES: Summer color.


PROBLEMS: Red spider mites occasionally bother them.


NOTES: The natives are prairie verbena (Verbena bipinnatifida) and moss verbena (Verbena tenuisecta). ‘Pink Parfait’ is a beautiful, large-flowered evergreen. The cultivated varieties are good as well.
Can be confused with a related plant, Glandularia bipinnatifida, also in the Verbena family. More about the native plants from the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center.





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