Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Verbena stricta


Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers
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Verbena stricta (Verbenaceae)
(ver-BEE-na STRIK-ta)
Hoary Vervain

This upright, clump-forming Verbena is found in dry fields and rocky margins over a wide range in the central US. Fine white hairs on its leaves and stems give it a frosted appearance, and are the source of its common name. Beefy stalks produce clusters of flower spikes, with bright-lavender blooms that ascend the columnar inflorescence from mid-to-late-summer. Plants have a tight, multi-stemmed form but can self-seed to naturalize; a tough and showy choice for dry problem-areas.

Bloom color:
Bloom period: summer
Height: 2-4'
Spread: 1-2'
Zones: 4-7

Container size: Qt.
Price: $10
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