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Verbena lilacina 'Paseo Rancho' - Paseo Rancho Cedros Island Verbena

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Verbenaceae (Vervains)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
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". We also grow the smaller and darker flowered cultivar 'De La Mina'. The name for the genus comes from the Latin word for sacred boughs of plants made up of olive, myrtle and other plants (possibly Vebena) and the specific epithet is Latin meaning "lilac in color" in reference to the typical flower color of the species.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Verbena lilacina 'Paseo Rancho'.
 
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