I have 2 of these in an 18" pot along with a Stella D'Oro daylily and 2 petunias. These have spread so beautifully and are a total knockout. The only thing that could make them better would be if they were perrenial so I could have them forever.
Superbena® Burgundy Verbena hybrid
- Hardy Zones
- 8 - 11
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 6 - 12 Inches
Superbena verbenas are very vigorous with strongly trailing habits They need relatively long days to bloom and are difficult to produce in small container sizes. They have very large flowers and umbels. They are great in landscapes and containers. In landscapes, they are best used at the front of beds and they function as spillers in combination planters. If you are looking for a colorful annual ground cover, Superbena is a great choice.
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations.
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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- JodyNew MexicoUnited States2 years ago
This PW is awesome , it is still blooming in my window boxes.
Living here in Portsmouth our frosts are scattered and my yard
still has color.Jayne MacDopugallPortsmouthRhode IslandUnited States3 years ago
I have only Proven Winner plants in my containers and they are all doing wonderful except Verbena, Burgandy. I have successfully gardened for many, many years.Julie AmundsonMinnesotaUnited States5 years ago
- Russell StudebakerPennsylvaniaUnited States5 years ago
My benas go in the ground rather than in pots/baskets. With early pinching, by late season, they root and spread to over 4 ft x 4 ft! With excellent color, endless blooms and vigorous growth, what more can you want?!! It's always PW plants!!DianneMinnesotaUnited States5 years ago
Excellant Growth and flowering all summer!AlanNew YorkUnited States5 years ago
Burgundy bena is outstanding for it's bloom in my combos and beds.Susan JIndianaUnited States5 years ago
needed water every day or branches would die in drovesBelleDelawareUnited States5 years ago
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What you'll need
Color SchemeVibrant MixExposureSunPot Size12"