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Superbena Royale® Chambray Verbena hybrid

(12 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" 24"
Height
6 - 12"
Spread
18 - 24"
  • Details

    Features

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    Superbena Royale verbenas are vigorous and mounded, but will trail over the sides of containers.  They will function as both spillers and fillers in combination planters and are best planted at the front of landscape beds.  Flower and umbel size are typical for verbena.  They will bloom earlier in the season and more easily produceable in smaller containers than regular Superbena varieties.

    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: 
    24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    8 - 12 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Purple
    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.

    Superbena Royale® Chambray Verbena hybrid 'AKIV571-1' USPP 23,051, Can 4,384
  • 12 Reviews

    • Love this Chambray verbena! The blue-purple color is gorgeous. I haven't always had luck with verbena, even a few other Superbenas, but this one performed well for me. It grew to the stated size and stayed in flower. It also has a LOVELY FRAGRANCE. I bought more this year.

      Lisa George
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 22 hours ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • There is no other color like this. Cool periwinkle purple/blue. It brings a cooling effect to the garden in the heat of summer. Contrasts beautifully with oranges and yellows. It gets smothered with the flowers. Spectacular and easy to grow.

      Drew Bardet
      , California
      , United States
      , 6 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Ok so I reviewed this plant a few months ago and I just wanted to change my review. Unfortunately that’s not a possibility but I can write a new, good one! I mostly expected my plant was dead, but I thought, “the other reviews talk about how tough this guy is, and I have usually trusted proven winners in the past.” So I kept watering and hoping. After a while, it did come back! I wish I could post pictures with this because I would love to show everyone how amazing it’s doing now. It’s still a fairly small plant but the fact that it basically came back from the dead and is covered in blooms now really impresses me. I never should have doubted.

      Megan
      , 1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I have grown superbena in containers in the past without much success. They would wither and disappear. I decided to give them one more chance and bought Superbena Royale Chambray. I am impressed! As advertised, they are both a filler and spiller, trailing down the container easily over 12”. They have bloomed consistently, even when I forgot to water. They survived the month-long spell of rain we had in July without any sign of rot. Best surprise of all is that these are mildly fragrant, which I didn’t see anyone else mention (?). Would definitely buy again. Hope I can find them next year!

      Bel Fiore
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I’m so disappointed. I thought for sure this plant would be fine, since I trust this brand. And I really do, usually. Perhaps it’s the nursery’s fault but my plant just dried up and seems to have died. I’m really hoping there’s still some life in it left and it comes back somehow but I don’t have high hopes. I honestly came here expecting to see other reviews because I wondered if perhaps it was a bad batch. But maybe it’s just me. I will say my other proven winner plants are doing just fine. Like I mentioned, I still trust this brand. Just bad luck with this super verbena.

      Megan
      , 1 year ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • Started buying this fella in 2016, when to my utter dismay, PW discontinued the Royale Silverdust Superbena. Chambray is more violet than blue but the color is vibrant and the blooms prolific. Typical Superbena by PW in terms of durability, longevity and performance. Definitely more a trailer and even shows some hints of being good ground cover. All this chap needs is water, regular fertilizer and a great deal of sun. Only complaint...why did you discontinue Royale Silverdust? It was the closest thing to a true blue verbena...anywhere! My neighbors even commented! Still Royale Chambray is an excellent choice and top performer.

      Matthew Lamb
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • sean
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Long-blooming, beautiful color. I mix them with darker and lighter "blues" and some pale and bright yellow.

      Robert
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Nice hardy plant and absolutely beautiful in a hanging basket

      Diane
      , 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.
    • I have grown this plant several years ago, an it did exceptionally well until I added more plants, it started to thin out and did not do so well. but it comes back every year adding a little accent here and there.

      zetella bonner
      , Arkansas
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
  • 58 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2018 Top Performer Raker Trial
    2017 Top Performer - Winter Mounts Botanic Garden
    2013 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Late Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Best of Breed North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2012 Top Performer University of Minnesota - Grand Rapids
    2012 Top Performer University of Minnesota - Morris
    2012 Top Performer Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
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