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Also known as Verbena tampensis
|Life Span:||Annual to short-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Wildflower garden.|
|Considerations:||Short lived and may not reseed. Best to plan on this behaving like an annual.|
|Propagation:||Cuttings. Would grow from seed in nature, but reported not to reliably self-seed in garden settings.|
|Availability:||Big box stores, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- 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:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
|Soil pH:||Acidic to neutral|
Attracts butterflies, hummingbird moths, and bees.
|Native Habitats:||Mesic flatwoods, live oak-cabbage palm hammock. Edges and clearings.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Naturally very rare. Please acquire only from reputable sources.
Usualliy said to be perennial, but may not get past the first year.