VERBENA tenuisecta (Moss Verbena, Purple) is a specific variety of Verbena known for its delicate, fern-like foliage and clusters of vibrant purple flowers. As the name suggests, Moss Verbena, Purple is known for its vibrant purple flowers. The blooms are small and form dense clusters or spikes, creating a carpet of rich purple color. The flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
Moss Verbena, Purple has a low-growing and spreading growth habit. It typically forms a dense mat of foliage that can reach a height of around 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) and spreads up to 18 inches (45 cm) wide. This makes it an excellent choice for groundcover, rock gardens, or cascading over walls and borders.
Growing conditions: Moss Verbena, Purple is adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-draining soil. It can tolerate dry conditions and is considered drought-tolerant once established. This makes it suitable for various garden settings, including xeriscapes or areas with low water availability.
The foliage of Moss Verbena, Purple is delicate and finely divided, resembling fern leaves. The leaves are typically bright green and add a feathery texture to the plant. The foliage remains attractive even when the plant is not in bloom, providing visual interest.
Moss Verbena, Purple is known for its long blooming period, which usually begins in spring and continues throughout the summer. The plant produces a profusion of flowers that can persist until the first frost, providing a vibrant and colorful display.
Moss Verbena, Purple is primarily grown for its ornamental value. Its low-growing habit and vibrant purple flowers make it an excellent choice for groundcover, borders, rock gardens, or cascading over walls and containers. It can also be used to attract pollinators to the garden due to its nectar-rich flowers.
The VERBENA tenuisecta, Moss Verbena, Purple, offers a charming and colorful addition to gardens with its low-growing habit, fern-like foliage, and clusters of vibrant purple flowers. Its adaptability and long blooming period make it a popular choice for adding a splash of color and texture to various garden settings.
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Scientific Name: Verbena Tenuisecta
Common Name: Moss Verbena, Purple
Plant Type: Tender Perennials
Zone: 7 to 11
Native Range: North America
Full Growth Height: 6-12 "
Width: 36-72 "
Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Blooming Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower: Showy, Spike-like Clusters
Pollinators: Butterflies, Honeybees, Humming Birds
Flower Color: Purple
Water Requirement: Dry, Moderate
Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand, Well-Drained
Soil pH: 5.8 to 7.2
Uses: Patio and Containers, Beds and Borders, Indoor Gardens, Prairies and Meadows