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Superbena Royale® Cherryburst Verbena hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 8 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 6 - 12 Inches
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Superbena Royale® Cherryburst Verbena hybrid
Part Sun to Sun 6 - 12

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.

The most eye-catching part of Superbena Royale Cherryburst is the fun striped pattern. We always select for stable patterns that give gardeners the most consistent experience possible. However, when it comes to striped patterns like this, there is likely to be some variation over time. Superbena Royale Cherryburst will at times naturally change to a solid color. This can be a single flower in a cluster, a whole umbel of flowers or even an entire branch.  For Superbena Royale Cherryburst, this color change is most likely, oddly enough, to be a salmon color. If you prefer that your plant not have this color variation, trimming off the portion of the plant that has flowers with the odd coloration, can minimize how much of your plant ends up with the color change. If you don't mind the new look, there is no need to do anything.  It isn't detrimental to the plant in any way. This isn't a common occurrence, but it is something that happens in a small percentage of Superbena Royale Cherryburst plants each year.

Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Fall Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
6 - 12 Inches
Trails Up To: 
24 Inches
Spacing: 
8 - 12 Inches
Spread: 
18 - 24 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Red
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Shade: 
Cherry-red alternating with white stripes
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
green foliage
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: 

Great for use in both containers of all types and landscapes.

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® Cherryburst Verbena hybrid 'AKIV28902M' USPP 27,388
  • Such a beautiful eye catching flower! I have found with mine, the more sun it gets, the brighter the pink is

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Jennifer Winship
    Vernon
    British Columbia
    Canada
    51 weeks ago
  • I planted these at my home and at the cemetery. They out grew any other flower i planted last year. Just beautiful!!! Can't wait to plant them again this year!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Vicki Van Zoest
    Port Clinton
    Ohio
    United States
    2 years ago
  • I trialed this superbena last summer. It bloomed fully and beautifully all summer in a mixed container planting in full sun. It needed no deadheading and the blooms were profuse. Highly recommended.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    M.L. Parker
    Centennial
    Colorado
    United States
    3 years ago
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