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Glandularia canadensis (Rose Vervain)

Rose Vervain, Sweet William, Rose Mock Vervain, Glandularia drummondii, Glandularia lambertii, Verbena canadensis, Verbena canadensis var. atroviolacea, Verbena canadensis var. compacta, Verbena canadensis var. drummondii, Verbena canadensis var. grandiflora, Verbena canadensis var. lambertii, Verbena lambertii, Verbena ×oklahomensis


Glandularia canadensis (Rose Vervain) is a clumping, sprawling annual or perennial boasting abundant flat-topped clusters of up to 20 fragrant, rose-pink to rose-purple flowers from late spring to late summer. Blooming its heart out over a long season, Rose Vervain attracts butterflies and many pollinating insects. The deeply lobed dark green foliage creates a lovely foil for the showy flowers. Rose Vervain can spread quickly via ground-hugging stems rooting at the nodes where they touch the ground, to form a pretty, aromatic ground cover. This plant behaves as an annual where winters are harsh, as a perennial elsewhere. Glandularia canadensis is great for rock gardens, sunny borders, landscape restorations, trailing over rock walls or cascading from containers.

  • Grows up to 6-18 in. tall (15-45 cm) and 12-24 in. wide (30-60 cm). Will self seed in ideal growing conditions.
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade, in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Excellent drainage is important. Water during dry summers to prevent leaf loss. Mulch in winter to prevent freezing to death.
  • Great candidate for borders or rock gardens and provides a stunning effect when planted en masse. Attractive as a ground cover, it is also perfect for edging, containers or hanging baskets.
  • Easy to grow, resilient to most pests and diseases, this low maintenance plant is also drought, heat, dry soil and rocky soil tolerant. Keep an eye out for powdery mildew and spider mites.
  • Propagate by root division, seed sown in spring or fall, softwood cuttings.
  • Native to the United States, from Illinois south to central Texas, west to Colorado, east to Virginia and Florida.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Verbena
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 2' (15cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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* Cameron Whitman, Photosounds, Derviss Design

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Verbena
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 2' (15cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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