Texas Vervain (Verbena halei)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Verbena halei Accepted
Verbena officinalis subsp. halei Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 18 - 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Other: Pale purple to violet
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant


Posted by plantladylin (Florida Zone 9b, 10a) on Feb 18, 2013 12:15 PM

An herbaceous sub-shrub, Verbena halei is a native Florida perennial, found in the northern and central parts of the state. Growing to 2 feet in height, it has highly variable shaped leaves up to 4 inches in length. The upper leaves are simple with smooth or toothed edges; lower leaves are much longer and often have deep, narrow toothed lobes. Texas Verbena has an erect rough, square, and hairy stem. The small 1/4 inch, 5-petaled flowers are borne on slender spikes during spring and summer. The flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies. This plant is found in dry sandy habitats, disturbed sites, roadsides, fields, and dry forest margins.

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