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Beach Verbena, Coastal Mock Vervain
Also known as Verbena maritima
|Size:||1 ft tall by 1-1.5 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Wildflower garden, groundcover. Would also work well as a mass planting. Can be grown in containers.|
|Considerations:||Be careful to plant only your local verbenas. Closely related verbenas hybridize, and you do not want to damage the genetics of the species found naturally near you.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Clay, Loam, Sand|
Nectar source for a variety of butterflies and moths, including Gulf fritillaries, hawkmoths and long-tailed skippers.
Pollinated by miner bees and long-tongued bees such as bumblebees and orchid bees.
|Native Habitats:||Back dunes, dunal swales, coastal hammocks. Sandy open areas.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Endemic. This plant is listed as endangered by the State of Florida.
Harvesting and transporting from the wild require landowner permission and may require a permit from the state. Please acquire through a reputable native plant nursery.