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Verbena rigida (Sandpaper Verbena)

Verbena rigida
Slender Vervain, Tuberous Vervain, Sandpaper Verbena, Creeping Verbena

Glandularia rigida has rough, dark green leaves and vivid purple flowers in the spring and summer. If this plant starts to look ragged, just cut it back to the ground, and fresh growth will sprout from underground stems. Even in very cold winters, this plant bounces back from these rhizomes. The foliage feels like sandpaper. This is one of the largest verbenas, growing to 2 feet tall by 4 feet wide.

Plant Type Perennial
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Purple
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Fast
Height 2 (ft)
Spread 4 (ft)
Spacing 12" - 18" (in)
Characteristics Dwarf, Fragrant, Great Foliage, Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Cut Flowers, Dried Arrangements, Ground Covers, Mass Planting, Small Gardens, Specimen
Tolerance Clay Soil, Cold, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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