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Desert Sand Verbena
Scientific Name: Abronia villosa S. Wats.
Synonym:
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Desert Sand Verbena (Abronia  villosa)
Abronia villosa, photo Gary A. Monroe. Churchill Co., NV.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4,5,17,24
USDA: 8-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mojave Desert (Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah), 2000 to 4000 feet elevation (600-1200 m)

Growth Habits: Low-lying deciduous annual, 4 inches tall (10 cm), 20 inches spread (50 cm); gray foliage

Watering Needs: Little water, prefers sandy soils, requires good drainage, tolerates coastal environments

Propagation: Seeds, slow to germinate, need pre-treatment and soaking in water


Abronia villosa var. aurita has larger flowers than Abronia villosa var. villosa.

Abronia villosa, photo  Gary A. Monroe. Churchill Co., NV.

Cultural Practices:
This Abronia does not tolerate well the competition from other plants.

Blooming Habits:
The Desert Sand Verbena bears showy fragrant pink flowers, in late winter to early summer.

Fruiting Habits:


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