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Verbena halei (Texas Vervain)

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

Verbena halei, Texas Vervain, Slender Verbena, Texas Verbena, Slender Vervain, Verbena officinalis subsp. halei, Purple summer flowers, Drought Tolerant plant
Verbena halei, Texas Vervain, Slender Verbena, Texas Verbena, Slender Vervain, Verbena officinalis subsp. halei, Purple summer flowers, Drought Tolerant plant

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 Verbenaceae
Genus Verbena
Common names Verbena
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Midwest, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Southeast, Southwest, Texas, United States
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Verbena lilacina ‘De La Mina’ (Cedros Island Verbena)
Verbena lasiostachys (Western Vervain)
Glandularia maritima (Beach Verbena)
Glandularia bipinnatifida (Prairie Verbena)
Glandularia canadensis (Rose Vervain)
Verbena hastata f. rosea (Pink-Flowered Blue Vervain)

Recommended Companion Plants

Andropogon gerardii (Big Bluestem)
Bouteloua curtipendula (Side-Oats Grama)
Liatris spicata (Blazing Star)
Melampodium leucanthum (Blackfoot Daisy)

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 10
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Verbenaceae
Genus Verbena
Common names Verbena
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Midwest, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Southeast, Southwest, Texas, United States
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Do I Need?
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