Beach verbena
Glandularia maritima

Beach Verbena

Native to our eastern coastline, the beach verbena likes a rich, yet dry soil with two inches of mulch, gravel, rocks or any dry material on the surface. It doesn’t like to lie on wet soil.  Flooding, too much rain or even being too dry will kill this plant.  Beach verbena lasts a year or two and does best if kept a few feet from taller plants like dune sunflower which will crowd it.

Try beach verbena in combination with sunshine mimosa, dune sunflower, salvia, monarda, seaside goldenrod, coontie, blue curles  spiderwort, or any other coastal plant. Just remember to give it and its neighbors room to spread.