Glandularia tampensis

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Tampa Vervain


Also known as Verbena tampensis

Plant Specifics

Size:1-1.5 ft
Life Span:Annual to short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Purple
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms most heavily in spring.
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
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
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
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:

Naturally very rare. Please acquire only from reputable sources.

Usualliy said to be perennial, but may not get past the first year.