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Superbena® Stormburst 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® Stormburst Verbena hybrid
Part Sun to Sun 6 - 12

Features

I'll be a NEW COLOR for your PALETTE.

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.

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

Duration: 
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' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
  • 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.

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