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Verbena halei (Texas Vervain)

Texas Vervain, Slender Verbena, Texas Verbena, Slender Vervain, Verbena officinalis subsp. halei


Verbena halei (Texas Vervain) is a short-lived herbaceous perennial forming a basal rosette of spathulate, ovate to oblong-ovate, toothed or incised leaves. 1 to 3 square stems develop from the rosette. They are clad with lower leaves that are 1-2 pinnatifid while those near the top of the stems are linear and bract-like. Delicate pale lavender to purple-blue, trumpet-shaped flowers adorned with 5 petal-like lobes are borne in long, loose clusters around the stems. Blooming from early spring to early summer, the blossoms attract pollinating insects. Drought tolerant, Texas Vervain is an attractive perennial for the wildlife garden. Suitable for xeriscaping.

  • Grows up to 18-24 in. tall (645-60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in average, dry, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Great for meadows, prairies, native plant gardens or informal/naturalized areas.
  • Virtually pest and disease free. Deer resistant.
  • Propagate by seed, root division.
  • Native to much of the southern United States and Mexico.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Verbena
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
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, Midwest, Missouri, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Southwest, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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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 7 – 10
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Verbena
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
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, Midwest, Missouri, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Southwest, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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