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Abronia maritima

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Botanical Name: Abronia maritima
Common Name: Red Sand Verbena


Rare. Requires excellent drainage, tolerates salt spray, but does not tolerate frequent summer water or extreme drought. Best on coast.


Family Name: Nyctaginaceae

Size: 6 inches x spreading

Form: Perennial

Growth Habit: Prostrate, horizontal mats

Growth Rate: Fast

Deciduous: Stress deciduous

Flower Color: Deep wine red

Flowering: February - November

Exposure: Full sun

Soil Type: Well-draining

Soil Moisture: Occasional to moderate

Hardiness: Frost tender

CNPS Status: List 4/RED 1-2-2

Distribution: South Central Coast, South Coast, Baja, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Channel Islands

Habitat: Coastal dunes below 300'


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