Abronia villosa

Desert Sand Verbena

Plant family: Nyctaginaceae - Four O'Clock


Plant type: Annual, Groundcover, Succulent

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Pink, Purple
Blooming Season Spring, Summer
Height 0-1 feet
Spread 1-5 feet, Spreading
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Creosote Bush Scrub, Desert

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Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Attracts Wildlife, Slope Stabilizer

Plant Highlights

Desert verbena is a sprawling annual with sticky stems, silver grey foliage and 3 inch clusters of pink to pink-purple flowers. Give this plant well drained bare ground and plenty of room to sprawl and it will reward with dense clusters of aromatic flowers. In its native desert habitat, verbena usually blooms from March through April but with judicious irrigation the bloom can be extended through summer. You can mass plant it for a stunning spring ground cover or use it in the foreground of a perennial garden. It is also very effective mixed with California poppies, blue flax, blue eyed grass, owl clover and arroyo lupine. Abronia villosa flowers are attractive to butterflies and bees and give off a vanilla-like fragrance, especially at night.

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