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.
Superbena® Violet Ice Verbena hybrid
- Hardy Zones
- 8 - 11
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 6 - 12 Inches
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.
Great for use in both containers of all types and landscapes.
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.
- Matthew LambFrederickMarylandUnited States1 year ago
|Award Year||Award||Plant Trial|
|2013||Top Performer||Michigan State University|
|2013||Leader of the Pack - Late Season||North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum|
|2013||Leader of the Pack - Summer||North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum|
|2013||Leader of the Pack - Early Season||North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum|