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Superbena® Large Lilac Blue Verbena hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 8 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 6 - 12 Inches
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Superbena® Large Lilac Blue Verbena hybrid

Part Sun to Sun 6 - 12

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.

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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: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Lavender
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.

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

  • 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.

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Russell Studebaker
    Colorado
    United States
    4 years ago
  • 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)

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    carolyn wells
    Texas
    United States
    4 years ago
  • 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!

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

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

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Lin
    Florida
    United States
    4 years ago
  • 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.

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

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