Verbena lilacina ‘Paseo Rancho’ – Pink Cedros Island Verbena. A tidy growing herbaceous subshrub with a mounding habit to 3 to 4 feet tall by 4 to 5 feet wide with mid-green delicately dissected foliage and clusters of sweetly fragrant light pink star-shaped flowers with purple stamens. This plant can bloom most of the year with a peak in spring and summer and the flowers rise up on stalks 8 inches to hover above the foliage. Plant in full to part sun. It has low water needs and can go extended periods without any water but a monthly irrigation cycle from late spring through the first rains of fall keeps this plant looking lush with continuous blooming. Hardy to 25° F. This great plant works well as a container specimen or planted in dry borders mixed with other mediterranean climate plants and is great for attracting bees and butterflies to the garden. This selection was introduced by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Verbena lilacina is native to Cedros Island off the west coast of Baja California and although not native to California proper, the northern Pacific Ocean islands off Baja California have a mediterranean climate and are considered to be part of the California floristic province and so plants of this area are often treated as “California Natives”.
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture: Low, Moderate
Summer Irrigation: 1X / Month in Summer
Cold Tolerance: Tolerates cold to 25°F
Soil Drainage: Fast
Soil Description: Sandy, coarse-grained or other fast draining soils
Common uses: Groundcovers
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Pick -up of purchased plants will be Saturday, November 7, from 9 am to noon at the CNPS pick-up location off of Broad St in San Luis Obispo. (Note: there is no actual address for this location. It is at the East end of Francis Street in San Luis Obispo, behind Rizzoli’s Auto Repair. Please park on Francis St. while picking up plants.) A sign will be posted on the street. GPS coordinates for Pick-up location: Lat: 35.266967 degrees, Long: -120.651302 degrees. Please only place your order if you are able to pick up your plants on November 7, from 9 am to noon. There are no options for other pickup times or dates, or shipping of these live plants.