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Desert Sand Verbena
DESERT SAND VERBENA
Abronia villosa

Desert Sand Verbena is an annual soft-haired, sticky plant with a very sweet smell. Its magenta to lavender-pink, trumpet-shaped flowers stand erect of the rest of the prostate mass of the plant in conspicuous clusters providing a beautiful showy display of color in the desert. This groundcover (along with other Verbena Species) makes for a good alternative to Lantana species which have poisonous sap.

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GARDENING BASICS
Type: Groundcovers
Hardiness: 15˚
Water: Low
Sun Exposure: Full
GROWTH
Growth Rate: Moderate
Average Size: 1’ H × 2’ W
Coverage: 3 square feet
FOLIAGE
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color: Dull Green
FLOWERS & FRUITS
Flower Color: Bright Magenta
Flower Season: Year round with heaviest bloom in Spring and Summer
Fruit: Inconspicuous
MORE COMMENTS
Thorns: No
Allergies: Unknown
Grows best in sandy soils with good drainage. This species is also of special value to native bees for pollination.