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Superbena® Burgundy Verbena hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 8 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 6 - 12 Inches
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Superbena® Burgundy Verbena hybrid

Part Sun to Sun 6 - 12

Features

Hometown: BLOOMINGTON.

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.

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

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
6 - 12 Inches
Trails Up To: 
48 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 14 Inches
Spread: 
18 - 30 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Red
Flower Shade: 
Red
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Trailing
Container Role: 
Spiller

Plant Needs

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

"A Real Simple magazine Top 10 goofproof Plant"

"A Real Simple magazine Top 10 goofproof Plant"

"A Real Simple magazine - Top 10 goofproof Plant"

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

  • 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.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Jody
    New Mexico
    United States
    1 year 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.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Jayne MacDopugall
    Portsmouth
    Rhode Island
    United States
    1 year 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.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Julie Amundson
    Minnesota
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Russell Studebaker
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    4 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!!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Dianne
    Minnesota
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Excellant Growth and flowering all summer!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Alan
    New York
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Burgundy bena is outstanding for it's bloom in my combos and beds.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Susan J
    Indiana
    United States
    4 years ago
  • needed water every day or branches would die in droves

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Belle
    Delaware
    United States
    4 years ago
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