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Superbena® Stormburst Verbena hybrid

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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'll be a NEW COLOR for your PALETTE.

    Superbena verbenas are very vigorous with strongly trailing habits. 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.

    The most eye-catching part of Superbena Stormburst 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 Stormburst 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 Stormburst, this color change is most likely to be to either solid violet or solid white. 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 Stormburst plants each year.

    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Fall Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    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: 
    Purple
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    Silver and white bicolor
    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.

    Superbena® Stormburst Verbena hybrid 'RIKA18302M' USPP 29,640, Can PBRAF
  • 2 Reviews

    • I trialed this here in the hot Okanagan and it grew and bloomed so well. I had it in a hanging basket where it got the warm morning sun and a bit of afternoon shade. The flowers are so pretty!

      Jennifer Winship
      British Columbia
      Canada
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • We trialed this plant in the Jacksonville area and it has really flourished. It survived a really cold winter and has been loaded with flowers for several months. We planted it in May of 2017 so it survived extreme heat as well. A single plant has spread out to cover a 3' wide area so makes a great low-growing groundcover with minimal care.

      Terry DelValle
      Florida
      United States
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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