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Superbena® Royale Romance 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 Romance Verbena hybrid
Part Sun to Sun 6 - 12

Features

Suddenly, RAINBOWS seem so BLAH.

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.

Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Fall Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Resists: 
Deer
Native to North America

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 Shade: 
Gorgeous Sexy Burgundy
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: 

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 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.

The Royale series have an early compact habit that becomes a vigorous spreader with strong garden performance. The abundance flowering helps Royale varieties really stand out in the garden.

Superbena® Royale Romance Verbena hybrid 'RIKAV38602' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
  • Picked one up Memorial Day weekend as it looked lonely and tired.
    Kept in original pot for weeks and it didn't do much.
    Put in its own pot and it doubled in size by Aug1.
    Surprisingly more of a vertical growers and it flowers like crazy.
    Not an eye popping color like Iced Cherry but the flowers are larger than on my other PW verbenas.
    Typical verbena, tough as nails, needs really only water and sun...and obviously a larger pot than the native 4.5 incher.
    Would recommend but probably needs to be combined with bright yellows or whites to stand out.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Matthew Lamb
    Frederick
    Maryland
    United States
    10 weeks ago
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