General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Very strongly acid (4.5 – 5.0)
Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2-3 inches
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Year Round
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Salt tolerant
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Pink Sand Verbena
  • Beach Sand Verbena

Photo Gallery

Date: c. 1856
illustration from 'Flore des serres et jardins...', 1856
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Photo by Stickpen
Location: Leo Carrillo State Park, California
Date: 2008-03-27

Photo by Sgerbic

Photo by Björn S

Photo by Björn S

Photo by Björn S

Photo by Björn S
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, Del Mar, California
Date: 2011-10-19
Location: Emma Wood State Beach, California
Date: 2012-07-06
Location: Pescadero State Beach, Northern California
Photo by Franco Folini

Photo by Björn S
Location: Michigan
Date: 2019-06-10
Pink sand verbena, Abronia umbellata

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