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Aloysia virgata

 
Aloysia virgata
Nicely grown, September 2019
almond verbena
Aloysia virgata

Common name almond verbena
Family verbenaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z8-11)
Flowers white (spring-fall)
Size 10-12'
Light sun-light shade
Cultural notes well drained soil

Native to South America, with rough-surfaced grayish-green leaves. Fragrant flowers keep coming through most of the season. Root-hardy to the warmer parts of zone 7, where it acts as a die-back shrub; its habit is that of a true shrub in zones 9 and higher. We picked up a small specimen at Peckerwood Garden, where we had admired a full-grown shrub wafting its fragrance all around; it was blooming on its small frame a little more than a month later. It proceeded to grow quickly, and by early fall had attained significant stature, all covered in its zigzagging flowers.

almond verbena
Newly purchased, May 2019

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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