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Sandpaper Verbena, Coarse Verbena
Scientific Name: Verbena rigida Spreng.
Synonym: Verbena venosa, Verbena bonariensis var. rigida, Verbena rugosa
Family: Verbenaceae
Sandpaper Verbena, Coarse Verbena (Verbena rigida)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-24
USDA: 8b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 15F (-9C)

Heat Tolerance: Not reliable in summer in the low deserts

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil

Growth Habits: Perennial ground cover, fast growing to 2 feet tall (60 cm), 4 feet in diameter (1.2 m) 1 foot tall (30 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings in summer. Occasionally self-seed

The roots of the Sandpaper verbena are tuberous. They can be lifted, in areas with cold winter, and stored away until spring.

Cultural Practices:
Shear most of the top growth at the end of winter to encourage greener new growth.

Blooming Habits:
The Sandpaper Verbena has purple blossom from spring to fall.

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