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Superbena® Scarlet Star Verbena hybrid

(2 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" 30"
Height
6 - 12"
Spread
18 - 30"
  • Details

    Features

    I have real FLOWER POWER.

    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.

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

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    6 - 12 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Red with a white center
    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 Hard 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.

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

    Superbena® Scarlet Star Verbena hybrid 'RIKAV44501' USPP 30,898, Can PBRAF
  • 2 Reviews

    • I bought this plant in a HUGE arrangement from 1 of our local nurseries and mixed in with the huge outdoor basket was SuperBells Tangerine Punch, Supertunia Honey and of course Superbena Scarlet Star in Red and it's dying FAST. Every day, I'm losing whole branches of my plant and can I say, "This Proven Winners Basket was $46.99 before tax and I'm NOT PLEASED AT ALL!! She's placed in the Sun and given LOTSSSS of water as instructed. I'm going to fertilize her tomorrow to see if that helps but I'm not banking on it. I've always had good turnout from Proven Winners plants but not this time. I will NOT be buying this particular plant again.

      DeLisa Jones
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 3 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • This was planted in a large planter in full sun. It has been several weeks and the plant has yet to take off. There are a couple of blooms but it's being outshined by the geraniums and pansies in the planter.

      Dianna
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 3 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
  • 15 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2018 Top Performer Jardin Daniel A. Seguin
    2018 Top Performer University of Wisconsin
    2018 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2018 Top Performer Cornell University
    2018 Leader of the Pack - All Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Top Performer University of Georgia
    2018 Leader of the Pack - Late Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Top Performer University of Guelph
    2018 Top Perfomer Jardin Botanique Roger-Van den Hende
    2018 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
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