Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


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    Rose Verbena (Glandularia canadensis)
    Verbena Family

    Rose Verbena is a long blooming, sprawling wildflower that can be used as a groundcover in the toughest of environments. It tolerates lean and rocky soil in full to part sun. Plants will sprawl more in shade and rich soils. Does well in rock gardens, containers and hanging baskets where it can trail over. The pinkish-purple blooms appear in clusters, with the main bloom period being late spring. Plants will continue to bloom into fall, especially with dead heading. This is considered to be a short lived perennial but will spread casually by seed and by colonial growth.

    Blooms: Pink, 3+ months, Apr-Sep
    Leaves: Deeply lobed, mostly evergreen leaves have a sprawling nature
    Height: 12-18”
    Space: 1-2’
    Soil: Average-Dry, prefers lean, rocky soil
    Exposure:  Full sun-Part sun-Part shade
    Fauna: Butterflies, hummingbirds, long tongue bees
    Seeds: 4 nutlets replace each flower and are favored by birds
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 6-10
    Native Status: NC native, rare in the Piedmont and Sandhills
    Provenance: Unknown, seed and asexually grown