Abronia umbellata

Purple Sand Verbena

Plant family: Nyctaginaceae - Four O'Clock


Plant type: Groundcover, Slope Stabilizer, Succulent

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Pink, Pink to Deep Red
Blooming Season Spring, Summer
Height 0-1 feet
Spread 1-5 feet, Spreading
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Coastal Strand

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Sand, Sandy Loam, Salt

Special Characteristic

Attracts Wildlife, Salt Tolerant, Slope Stabilizer

Plant Highlights

This Verbena has rose-pink to purple flowers and is a perennial. It tolerates seaside conditions and makes a great ground cover for undisturbed sandy coastal areas. However, it dislikes weeds and in order to have the best looking plant, weeds must be contained. This plant makes a great soil stabilizer in sandy conditions. It does best when it can enjoy a constant low level of moisture but dislikes excessive watering or excessive drought. It grows naturally throughout the Western states and can hybridize with the rarer Abronia maritima.

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