Prairie Verbena, Purple Prairie Verbena, Dakota Vervain, Dakota Mock Vervain, Moradilla, Alfombrilla
South-central U.S. and northern Mexico
- Central Texas
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
- Attracts Pollinators
About This Plant
Full sun. A native herbaceous perennial blooming throughout the warm season and sometimes in winter. The rounded purple flower clusters and highly divided leaves are distinctive. Verbena is tough and can cover fields and hillsides in spring. In a landscape setting, give it good drainage and a full 8-hour summer sun. Shear it as needed to prompt a new flush of flowers. Don’t pamper verbena with too much water, or it will develop powdery mildew.
Cut back to encourage re-bloom and denser growth.
3-6" H, 3-4' W
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Lavender, Pink, Purple, White
May, June, July, August, September