Southwest Plant of the Month – Moss Verbena – Glandularia pulchella (Verbena tenuisecta)
|Plant Form||Ground Cover||Plant Size||1′ x 4′|
|Plant Type||Deciduous||Water Usage||Medium|
Physical Description: Finely divided, dark green foliage on thin, spreading stems that can root at nodes to form a thick, ground-hugging mat. Bright purple to lavender flower clusters are produced profusely in successive waves all spring to fall.
Care and Maintenance: May go dormant in high heat. Mow in winter. Needs limited but regular supplemental irrigation to remain green and to flower well. Overwatering decreases flowering. May winter-kill but reseeds.
Gardener’s notes Well adapted South American perennial that provides a soft, lacey, colorful ground cover in sunny locations. Mixes well with grasses.
Information from: desertblooms.nmsu.edu/