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Superbena® Dark Blue Verbena hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 8 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 6 - 12 Inches
Your order will ship in spring 2018 according to your plant zone.

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$7.99
Size: 4.25 Inch
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Superbena® Dark Blue 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

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: 
Blue
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Blue-Purple
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® Dark Blue Verbena hybrid 'USBENAL8' USPP 14,853, Can 1,826
  • This is absolutely gorgeous. The most vibrant color of the season. It's called dark blue but it is a beautiful dark violet.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Linda Fry
    Akron
    Ohio
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Wonderful and very hearty. Have not had the blue, but many other colors...great for a pop fresh look.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Saundra Adams
    5 years ago
  • Planted in a flower bed.When first planted one plant look like it was dying, but I snipped off the blooms and it came back even better. So now I pinch off the blooms when dry and sprinkle seeds in bed.They have been spreading and they look amazing.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Connie
    Florida
    United States
    6 years ago
  • love how it has spread as a beautiful and colorful grown cover. I love all the different colors!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Gina Moore
    California
    United States
    6 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
    Ohio
    United States
    6 years ago
  • Loved it in a mixed basket.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Cindy
    British Columbia
    Canada
    6 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
    6 years ago
  • Amazing! In a container on my balcony, it is the last to show any effects from the cold. Still lovely green leaves and blooming, beyond all others.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Ivy Corbett
    Ontario
    Canada
    6 years ago
  • i'm a beginner. i found this plant is easy to grow and beautiful. i planted it in a container early jun, now it's mid july, i don't need to clean anything, it just looks more and more beautiful.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Yeny Trisno
    British Columbia
    Canada
    6 years ago
  • Superior in every way. An everblooming dense groundcover. The deep blue is stunning and prolific.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Diana
    Washington
    United States
    6 years ago
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