Glandularia maritima

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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Beach Verbena, Coastal Mock Vervain


Also known as Verbena maritima

Plant Specifics

Size:1 ft tall by 1-1.5 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Purple
Habitats:Back dunes, dunal swales, coastal hammocks. Sandy open areas.


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden, groundcover. Would also work well as a mass planting. Can be grown in containers.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.
Soil/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.