Glandularia maritima

Beach Verbena, Coastal Mock Vervain


Also known as Verbena maritima

Plant Specifics

Size:1 ft tall by 1-1.5 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Purple
Fruit Color:NA
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
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
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
Soil pH:Adaptable



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
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:

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.