Almond Verbena

Native of Argentina, it has an upright habit with slightly weeping, sometimes ungainly branches. It thrives in full sun but can adapt to partial shade. Drought tolerant when established and protected from summer afternoon sun, but drooping leaves will signal when watering is needed.

In mild winter areas, the mature plants can reach 15 feet in height and 6 feet in width. At the branch tips are highly fragrant, delicate white flower spikes which sway gracefully at the slightest breeze, sending their aroma wafting over great distances. The buddleia-like flowers are produced in cycles from early spring through summer to fall. They are enchanting on a warm summer's evening. The flowers are also a magnet to butterflies, bees, wasps and other nectar feeding pollinators.