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Gulf Vervain

Verbena xutha

Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)

Plant Ecoregion Distribution Map

Native Habitat: Grassland
East Central Texas Plains, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, Texas Blackland Prairies, Western Gulf Coastal Plain

Maintenance

Needs some summer water. Foliage can get sparse at the base of the stems, prune back once to 1′ in late spring.

Comments

Flowers displayed in tall slender spikes arising from an evergreen basal rosette. Easily grown from seed in well drained soil in situ or in pots for transplanting.

Growth Form

Herbaceous

Height

4 to
6 ft

Spread

1 to
2 ft

Soil Type(s)

Sand, Well Drained, Dry

Light Requirement

Sun, Part Shade

Water Requirement

Low

Leaf Retention

Deciduous

Lifespan

Perennial

Bloom Color

White, Blue, Purple

Bloom Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

Seasonal Interest

Flowers

Wildlife Benefit

Unknown

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References

1) https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=VEXU, 2) https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=32081#null, 3) http://bonap.net/TDC/Image/Map?taxonType=Species&taxonId=23886&locationType=County&mapType=Normal, 4)