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Species Name: Verbena gooddingii
Common Name: Mojave Verbena
- Good for butterflies. Likes sand, but adapts to other soils. Water 3-4 times a month in summer for longer bloom. This is a short-lived perennial (2-3 years)--excellent for filling in areas until larger shrubs mature.
- Plant Family: Verbenaceae
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Height by Width: 1' H x 3' W
- Growth Habit: Low, spreading, erect
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Sun
- Soil Preference: Adaptable, prefers good drainage
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring/Summer
- Flower Color: Lavender
- Endangered?: Not Listed
- Distribution: Eastern Mojave Desert, northeast Sonoran Desert
- Natural Habitat: Sandy soils, washes, rocky slopes from 3960-6600'
- Care and Maintenance
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Stems spreading from the base with pretty cut foliage and quantities of lavender flowers about the size of an ordinary verbena. Does well in sandy soil. Gallon cans, 35c."
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