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Verbena tenuisecta     
Verbena pulchella      
Moss verbena   
Verbenaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: low, ground hugging herbaceous ground cover
Seasonality: evergreen; foliage may go reddish in winter
Size: 6-12in high, spread 3-6ft
Leaves: fernlike, almost mossy, finely cut, opposite
tiny leaflets
highly cut leaf form of
Verbena tenuisecta
Flowers: terminal clusters of tiny compound flowers; many hues of purple, plum, white; strongest bloom in spring, then declining in summer heat, flowering returns with cooler temperatures
Fruit: seed
Stems/Trunks: flat-growing perennial
Range/Origin: South America
Hardiness: to low teens; may die back to main stem but recovers




also Verbena pulchella
aka Fineleaf verbena
Moss verbena
Verbena tenuisecta
close-up of flower

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