Verbena stricta
Hoary Verbena

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Hoary Verbena
Verbena stricta

Hoary Verbena is one of the best summer blooming meadow plants anywhere! Tall with green fuzzy foliage, this becomes a rounded bush by mid-summer that tops itself in July with spikes of pinkish-lavender flowers. Butterflies love the constant summer blooms! Tolerant of poor, dry soil and drought. Host plant for Buckeye butterflies.

BENEFITS
Long blooming with showy spikes of summer color
Tolerates drought conditions
Lots of birds will flock to eat the winter seeds
Perfect for massing in a sunny garden
Easy to grow and trouble free
A magnet for native butterflies
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Fields and prairies from Vermont south to Georgia and west into Washington with the exception of Florida, Louisiana, California and Oregon

Interesting Facts

Pollinators such as butterflies brush against reproductive parts of plants moving pollen from one flower to another. This crucial act results in fertilization and seed set assuring food for birds and insects and future generations of plants!

GROWING TIPS

Prefers average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Will thrive in dryish, sandy soils. Naturalizes by self-seeding to form colonies.

Mature Size: 2-3ft. Wide x 2-3ft. Tall

Hardiness Zone: 3-7

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

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