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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 9A 9B
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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:||Long-lived perennial|
|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.|
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.