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PlantFiles: Red Sand Verbena
Abronia maritima

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Family: Nyctaginaceae (nyk-taj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abronia (a-BRO-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: maritima (muh-RIT-tim-muh) (Info)

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Category:
Groundcovers
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Profile:

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1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral smiln32 On Aug 31, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Native to the U.S. A flat nearly non-frost tolerant perennial that will 'disappear' to the roots under stress. The flowers are pink and it grows in the sand along the coast.. The soil must be fairly lose and free of organic debris. The plant is practically "made" for salt spray and will not tolerate regular water nor extreme drought.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Malibu, California
Pinch, West Virginia



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