Zone 9 Superbena red was in the middle of my border twining through the truffula pink gomphrena last year. It decided to creep to the front. Looks nice with the yellow Gerbera Daisy. It is perennial here and holds up in our excessively hot summers. I don't have to spray for bud worms or cut it back like the petunias. Next I plan to pair it with coral red Suberbena for an electric look.
Superbena® Red Verbena hybrid
- Part Sun to Sun
FeaturesI feel a big GROWTH SPURT coming on.
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.Best SellerAward WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingFall InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:6 - 12 InchesTrails Up To:24 InchesSpacing:10 - 14 InchesSpread:18 - 30 InchesFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:Rich RedFoliage 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 Hard FrostHardiness Zones:8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingMaintenance 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 shouldnt 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® Red Verbena hybrid 'RIKAV44101' USPP 30,962, Can 6,297
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Peggie Who, California, United States, 3 years ago
Amazed by the performance of this plant in Denver’s heat and all day full sun. Bloomed all summer and fall, spread to carpet the ground beneath perennials and never needed deadheading. I will be repeating this next year.Dean Ward, Colorado, United States, 4 years ago
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