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Verbena lilacina 'De la Mina'

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Species Name: Verbena lilacina 'De la Mina'
Common Name: De la Mina Lilac Verbena

More stunning than the original verbena! Dark purple blooms w/lavender highlights. Recommended for dry gardens. Combines well with sages, mints, and buckwheats. Attracts butterflies with blooms almost all year.

Plant Family: Verbenaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3'h x 3'w
Growth Habit: Dense, rounded
Deciduous/Evergreen: Drought-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 20 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Purple
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden; introduced by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Natural Habitat: Mountain slopes, silty flats, narrow ravines, mostly in shaded areas, maritime desert

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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