the best superbena
Superbena® Large Lilac Blue Verbena hybrid
- 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).
FeaturesOther 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 WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingFall InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:ButterfliesResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:6 - 12 InchesTrails Up To:30 InchesSpacing:10 - 14 InchesSpread:18 - 30 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:LavenderFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:Mounding TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses 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
58433214Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
Russell Studebaker, Colorado, United States, 11 years ago
Goof proof is the best way to describe this wonderful plantcarolyn wells, Texas, United States, 11 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!Cecelia Buneta, Missouri, United States, 11 years ago
in a hanging basket and did well most of the summerSusan Macy, Nebraska, United States, 11 years ago
Lovely in mixed container planting.Lin, Florida, United States, 11 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.I. Klapper, Wisconsin, United States, 11 years ago
So easy to maintain - needs very little attention - looks great when other plants have started to look badbobbie, Illinois, United States, 11 years ago
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