Guide to Growing Sand verbana, Wild lantana

The common names for the Half-hardy perennial Arbronia are Sand verbana and Wild lantana.

It is best to grow Abronia on the Pacific coast, as it requires a long, cool growing season.

Sand verbana typically flowers in the months of June and July.

Description of Abronia

Sand verbana typically grows to a height of 25 cm, and has tubular flowers that can be yellow, white or red, and are very fragrant.

Abronia is ideal for use in rockeries.

Abronia latifolia
Abronia latifolia photograph by Franco Folini, cc.

Sand Verbena
Abronia (Sand Verbena) picture by David~O.

How to Grow Abronia

Sand verbana seeds should be planted outside, spaced out at 30 to 40 cm at a depth of 3/4 cm, after the last frost. They require full sun and prefer soil that is light and sandy.

If you are planning to grow the seeds indoor then they should be planted in peat pots six to eight weeks before planting outside in the garden. It typically takes 20 days for germination to occur. They should be put out in the Autumn.

Caring for Sand Verbana

It is important not to disturb Abronia once they become established.

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