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Superbena® Coral Red Verbena hybrid

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

Features

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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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Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Fall Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Resists: 
Deer
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
6 - 12 Inches
Trails Up To: 
30 Inches
Spacing: 
10 - 14 Inches
Spread: 
18 - 30 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Red
Flower Shade: 
Red
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Mounding Trailing
Container Role: 
Spiller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Groundcover
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
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® Coral Red Verbena hybrid 'AKIV98-01' USPP 21,639, Can 4,146
  • 12.2.09 in northern Il and it is still blooming - in 2 pots ourside!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Marita Sension
    Illinois
    United States
    5 years ago
  • Good in my area of west Texas.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Jean Erwin
    Texas
    United States
    5 years ago
  • Love it....

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Guy Bennett
    Alabama
    United States
    5 years ago
  • big spreader; still flowering on 11/15!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Carole
    New Jersey
    United States
    5 years ago
  • I love this verbena. It just keeps on blooming, bright and healthy all summer long.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Barbie Heydenberk
    Michigan
    United States
    5 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Masrie
    British Columbia
    Canada
    5 years ago
  • excellant container plant in the high desert; requires daily water

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    ruth sholtz
    California
    United States
    5 years ago
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