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Superbena® Violet Ice Verbena hybrid

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
12" 2'6" 30cm 76cm
Height: 6" - 12"
Spread: 18" - 2'6"
Height: 15cm - 30cm
Spread: 46cm - 76cm
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    6 - 12 Inches
    10 - 14 Inches
    18 - 30 Inches
    15cm - 30cm
    25cm - 36cm
    46cm - 76cm


    Superbena are very vigorous with strongly trailing habits.  They need relatively long days to bloom, but will bloom prolifically.  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 Violet Ice is the large white eye. We always select for stable colors that give gardeners the most consistent experience possible. However, when it comes to patterns like this, there is likely to be some variation over time. Superbena Violet Ice 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 Violet Ice, this color change is most likely to be to either a striped pattern 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 Violet Ice plants each year.

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    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Disease Resistant
    Long Blooming
    Fall Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    6 - 12 Inches 15cm - 30cm
    Trails Up To: 
    24 Inches 61cm
    10 - 14 Inches 25cm - 36cm
    18 - 30 Inches 46cm - 76cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Mounding Trailing
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Border Plant
    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 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® Violet Ice Verbena hybrid 'RIKAV18302' USPP 25,396, Can 4,786
  • 3 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I purchased 8 plants and wish I'd gotten more. I was skeptical of ordering online. They were so healthy when they came and now they are just gorgeous plants. I highly recommend and will purchase online again.

      Susan Davis
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 41 weeks ago
    • Awesome plant! I have two n their third year, first two years in a pot and now in the landscape. Survives my Zone 9A winters and a severe cold snap in April. Current spread is 4’. Wish I could attach a photo. Drought and deer tolerant that needs little to no special attention. If you can’t grow Supertunias, Superbeanas are a great alternative!

      Nancy Peirce
      , California
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Bought this variety in May 2015. First one I ever had and it has been a most pleasant surprise. The plant shares a large pot with 3 others and is growing like mad. Trails and fills wonderfully and the flowers are huge...each one about the size of a dime. Like all my PW Verbena, it is tough, needs really only water and infrequent feeding. Not my first choice for color but given all the positives this plant is on my "to buy" list for 2016. Highly recommend.

      Matthew Lamb
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
  • 4 Awards

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    2013 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Late Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
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