Verbena lilacina 'De La Mina' 1 gallon plant
Verbena lilacina 'De La Mina' needs to be planted in a spot that gets sun all day or for about half the day. It will tolerate light shade, but will get a little floppy without enough sun and won't bloom quite as heavily.
This verbena is tolerant of most soils, both dry and moist, as long as they drain well; it doesn't like being in waterlogged soils. It can handle the clay soils of the California Central Valley.
Once established, de la Mina verbena is fairly drought tolerant. On the coast, it'll survive with no supplemental water in the summer. Inland, we suggest a deep watering every two weeks through the summer and early fall.
de la Mina verbena tolerates occasional frosts down to around 20°F, although you'll probably see some damage of the upper stems at this temperature. Several consecutive nights of sub-freezing temperatures will likely kill the plant, especially if it's still quite young and not well established. This evergreen perennial grows to about 2-3' tall and 2-3' wide.
Verbena lilacina originates from Cedros Island off the Baja California coast. Geo-politically it's not from California. However, Baja California is considered to be within the California Floristic Province and, therefore, plants from this area are classified as California natives. This selection of Verbena lilacina was introduced by the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden