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Glandularia maritima (Beach Verbena)

Coastal Mock Vervain, Mock Vervain, Mock Verbena, Beach Verbena, Verbena maritima


Adding color year round, Glandularia maritima (Beach Verbena) is a spreading perennial forming a low mat of lustrous, dark green, ovate leaves with deeply toothed or lobed margins. They clad usually prostrate stems that creep along the ground and root as they spread, binding the sand together. Blooming year-round, with flowering peaks in spring and summer, deep pink to lavender flowers held in flat-topped terminal clusters stand out against the fine-textured foliage. Rich in nectar, they attract bees, butterflies and moths. A great perennial dune stabilizer, Beach Verbena also performs well in dry, inland landscapes in full sun. It can be used as a ground cover, in spectacular mass plantings or in containers. Good for naturalizing since this plant tends to spread somewhat aggressively. This short-lived perennial wildflower is endemic primarily to Florida’s east coast. It is a state-listed endangered species.

  • Grows up to 6-12 in. tall (15-30 cm) and 36-60 in. wide (90-150 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun, in dry, loamy, clay or sandy, well-drained soils.
  • Great candidate for wildflower gardens, as a groundcover, in mass plantings or in containers.
  • Easy to grow, this low maintenance plant is drought, salty wind and salt spray tolerant.
  • No serious pest or disease issues.
  • Propagate by seed, cuttings, division.
  • Native to Florida.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Verbena
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 36" – 60" (90cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants United States, Southeast, Florida
Tolerance Drought, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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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 8 – 11
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Verbena
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 36" – 60" (90cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants United States, Southeast, Florida
Tolerance Drought, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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