As an average gardner, this plant has really exceeded my expectations. It really started to thrive about 2 wks after transplanting. It has been little to no maintenance despite our above average hot dry weather with intermittent watering. The colors are very bright and I love how it mounds and spills over the flower bed edges. My only regret is only planting two plants. Recently (early August) tho it has stopped blooming but foliage looks healthy and thick. Can anyone recommend how to best encourage more blooms? I am definitely planting more of these next season!
Superbena® Pink Shades Verbena hybrid
- Part Sun to Sun
FeaturesOther plants WILT in my PRESENCE.
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.Continuous 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:PinkFlower Shade:PinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:Mounding TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses: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.Superbena® Pink Shades Verbena hybrid 'USBENAL20' USPP 14,876, Can 1,829
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G.P., Illinois, United States, 16 weeks ago
Very happy with this pink Superbena! So colorful and just keeps blooming, no maintenance neededpatti0458, Pennsylvania, United States, 21 weeks ago
Really pretty pink flowers that stood out in my planterJennifer Winship, British Columbia, Canada, 9 years ago
I planted this on the back south side of my house. It gets full sun and it did wonderful. I kept it moderately watered. Very Beautiful!Elle Gibbons, New York, United States, 12 years ago
When I bought them at Fred Meyer in Spokane WA, a few years ago, I thought $4 was a lot to pay for annuals in 4" pots, but they were the best investment in plants I ever made. Compliments poured in from friends, neighbors and strangers. Thank you!Christie Bruntlett, Washington, United States, 12 years ago
amicah, Pennsylvania, United States, 12 years ago
Great plant, good cover, trails everywhere and it blooms all summer into late fall.Andrea, Indiana, United States, 12 years ago