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Superbena® Burgundy Verbena hybrid

  • 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



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
Native to North America


Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
6 - 12 Inches
Trails Up To: 
48 Inches
12 - 14 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Flower Shade: 
Foliage Colors: 
Foliage Shade: 
Container Role: 

Plant Needs

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

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2011 Top Performer University of Georgia
2011 Leaders of the Pack - summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
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2011 Top Performer South Dakota State - McCrory Gardens
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