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Superbena® Burgundy
Verbena hybrid

  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 6 - 12 Inches
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Superbena® Burgundy Verbena hybrid
Sun 6 - 12

Features

Hometown: BLOOMINGTON.

Clusters of flowers all season; vigorous plants; great annual ground cover; low maintenance

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Fall Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
6 - 12 Inches
Trails Up To: 
48 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 14 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Red
Flower Shade: 
Red
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Trailing
Container Role: 
Spiller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Hard Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations

Maintenance Notes: 

Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

Superbena are our most vigorous, heat tolerant, and mildew tolerant series. While always great in containers they are also fantastic in landscape beds. They can tolerate dry soils and lower fertility. Normally either an application of slow release fertilizer or amending with compost is enough to keep them happy and blooming in landscape beds. They shouldn't need to be trimmed back but can be given a "haircut" - a trim back - using a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears at any time. While naturally well branched, trimming them back will encourage additional branching, fuller plants, and ultimately more flowers. I usually give them a very slight trim as I am transplanting to boost branching.

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

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Superbena® Burgundy Verbena hybrid 'USBENAL5' USPP 14,851, Can 1,825
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