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Glandularia canadensis - (L.) Small

Common Name Rose Verbena
Family Verbenaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None Known
Habitats Mesic to dry black soil prairies, sand prairies, hill prairies, pioneer cemeteries, thinly wooded slopes, openings in rocky upland woodlands, thinly wooded bluffs, limestone and sandstone glades, pastures, abandoned fields, and roadside embankments [1-6].
Range Native to the eastern and south-central areas of the United States.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Glandularia canadensis Rose Verbena

Glandularia canadensis Rose Verbena


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Note: Verbena canadensis (L.) Britton is a synonym of Glandularia canadensis (L.) Small

Physical Characteristics

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Glandularia canadensis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.4 m (1ft 4in) at a medium rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid and neutral soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Billardiera explanata Moench [Illegitimate]. Buchnera canadensis L. Erinus canadensis (L.) J.R. Forst. G. canadensis (L.) Nutt. G. canadensis f. candissima (Haage & Schmidt) Umber. G. carolinensis J.F.Gmel. G. drummondii (W.H.Baxter) Small. G. lambertii (Sims) Small. Verbena aubletia Jacq. Verbena aubletia var. drummondii Lindl. Verbena aubletia var. lambertii (Sims) M.E.Jones. Verbena canadensis (L.) Britton. Verbena canadensis var. candidissima Haage & Schmidt. Verbena canadensis f. candidissima (Haage & Schmidt) E.J.Palmer & Steyerm. Verbena canadensis var. ehrenbergii Thell. Verbena canadensis subsp. elegans Thell. Verbena canadensis var. lambertii Thell. Verbena drummondii W.H.Baxter. Verbena grandiflora Steud. [Invalid]. Verbena intermedia Penny ex G.Don. Verbena lambertii Sims. Verbena lambertii var. rosea D.Don. Verbena longiflora Lam. Verbena oblaetia Retz. Verbena rubra Salisb. [Illegitimate]


Edible Uses

None Known

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Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

A medium density groundcover. Nectary: provides nectar or pollen for beneficial insects [1-2]. Garden Uses include rock gardens or border fronts. Spreads to form an attractive ground cover with a long and floriferous summer bloom. Edging. Containers. Hanging baskets [368-1]. Both the flowers and foliage are fragrant. Landscape restoration.

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

An herbaceous creeping annual or perennial plant. Prefers full to partial sun and mesic (requiring a moderate amount of moisture) to dry conditions. The soil can contain rocky material, gravel, sand, loam, or clay-loam. Avoid wet, poorly drained soils. Bloom Time: May to August. Bloom Description: Rose-pink to rose-purple. Flower: Showy. Purple flowers in the spring, which can persist until fall. Tolerate: Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil. May be grown as an annual throughout the normal range for the species, and in particular in the northern parts of USDA Zone 5 where it is not reliably winter hardy and appreciates some winter protection [1-6]. For polyculture design as well as the above-ground architecture (form - tree, shrub etc. and size shown above) information on the habit and root pattern is also useful and given here if available. The plant growth habit is a clumper with limited spread [1-2].

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Root Division , Seeds , Softwood Cuttings. Seed sown in spring or fall, cuttings, and root division are methods of propagation.

Other Names

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Rose verbena, rose mock vervain,

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Weed Potential

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None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : Not Listed.

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.


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