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Superbena® Large Lilac Blue Verbena hybrid

(9 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
12" 30"
Height
6 - 12"
Spread
18 - 30"
  • Details

    Features

    Other plants are BACKUP SINGERS to me.

    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.

    Award Winner
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Fall Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    6 - 12 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Lavender
    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.

    Super-size your verbenas with the new Superbena line. Proven Winners introduces a new take on verbenas that will quickly rise in the ranks to join its esteemed verbena cousins. Superbenas are larger flowering and more vigorous in growth habit than their predecessors, and they're also extremely resistant to powdery mildew. They have a large broad-leafed form and a semi-prostrate growth habit with large cascading forms. With a broad pallet of colors, the only challenge will be finding a way to use them all. Available in: Blue-Purple, Burgundy, Coral-Red, Dark Blue, Large Lilac Blue, Pink Shades, and Purple.

    "A Real Simple magazine - Top 10 goofproof Plant"

    Superbena® Large Lilac Blue Verbena hybrid 'USBENAL11' USPP 14,854, Can 1,827
  • 9 Reviews

    • I ordered this plant direct from Proven Winners. Paid way too much. Plant died day after planting. A replacement was sent, died day after planting.

      Amy Kasser
      7 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • the best superbena

      Russell Studebaker
      Colorado
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Have this plant in a hanging basket, watered with pant food. Flowers bloom once then the plant looked like a skeleton-flowerless that this point on. Have three plants from various dealers with the same issue, bloom for a very short time (2-3 weeks)

      Brian Lusignan
      Connecticut
      United States
      8 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • Goof proof is the best way to describe this wonderful plant

      carolyn wells
      Texas
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This was gorgeous all summer and into fall! Planted with Bordeaux Super Tunias and Diamond Frost. The neighbors were in awe of these flowers! Doesn't get leggy like some verbenas do, but trailed nicely and bursting with flowers! Gorgeous Color!

      Cecelia Buneta
      Missouri
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • in a hanging basket and did well most of the summer

      Susan Macy
      Nebraska
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Lovely in mixed container planting.

      Lin
      Florida
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I loved the color and fullness of the plant. I managed to kill it off twice during the summer and it wouln't give up, both times it came back full and strong.

      I. Klapper
      Wisconsin
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • So easy to maintain - needs very little attention - looks great when other plants have started to look bad

      bobbie
      Illinois
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 27 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2011 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2011 Top Performer South Dakota State - McCrory Gardens
    2011 Leaders of the Pack - summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2011 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2011 Top Performer South Dakota State - McCrory Gardens
    2011 Leaders of the Pack - summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2011 Top Performer University of Tennessee - Knoxville
    2011 Top Performer Colorado State University
    2011 Top 10 - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2011 Excellent Oregon State University
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