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Verbena tenuisecta (Verbenaceae)
A sprawling perennial, native to South America, and introduced to the southern United States. The small flowers have a rich violet to purple hue, clustered together forming a small bouquet. An excellent drought-tolerant variety for arid regions. Prefers light to heavy soils in full sun. A valuable asset for summer color.
Average planting success with this species: 60%
Height: 12-18 inches
Germination: 20-90 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 65F-70F
Sowing depth: 1/16"
Blooming period: March-July
Average seeds per pound: 473,600
Seeding rate: 6 lbs. per acre
1 oz Covers: 454 sq. ft.
Suggested use: Roadsides, rock gardens, waste areas, mixtures.
Miscellaneous: In many areas Moss Verbena will continue to bloom until the first frost. Can endure infrequent mowing.