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Tukana® Raspberry Verbena hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 8 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 4 - 8 Inches
Proven Winners
Tukana® Raspberry Verbena hybrid
Part Sun to Sun 4 - 8

Features

The SUN is my MUSE.

Large raspberry flowers throughout the season; excellent in combination

Award Winner
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Attracts: 
Butterflies

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
4 - 8 Inches
Trails Up To: 
24 Inches
Spacing: 
8 - 12 Inches
Spread: 
10 - 16 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Red
Flower Shade: 
Red
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Filler

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: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combination planters

Maintenance Notes: 

Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

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 shouldn't 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.

A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

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Tukana® Raspberry Verbena hybrid 'Raspena' USPP 18,979, Can 3,628
  • Beautiful flowers, I got many blooms all summer long. These flowers really catch your eye.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Jennifer Winship
    Vernon
    British Columbia
    Canada
    4 years ago
  • I use it in a container with angel face and a plain white verbena. It stands out for its color and density of the plant (no sprawling). I only bought one last year, but probably will buy 4 this year because the color just stands out among all my other pink flowers. Nice accent

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Anne Hedlund
    6 years ago
  • Absolutely love this plant! The color is fantastic. Flies off the benches. Customers ask for it repeatedly because their neighbor or family member had it the year before. Not hard to care for at all on the benches or in planters

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Murphy Greenhouses
    Alberta
    Canada
    7 years ago
  • I absolutely love it. I never had any issues with wilting even when the planter got a bit dryer than it should have. It has the most incredible color! Good Job!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    WILIAM MCKENZIE
    California
    United States
    7 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2008 TopPerformer Dallas Arboretum
2008 TopPerformer Dallas Arboretum
2008 TopPerformer Dallas Arboretum
2007 Les Exceptionelles Jardin Daniel A. Seguin
2007 Les Exceptionelles Jardin Daniel A. Seguin
2007 Les Exceptionelles Jardin Daniel A. Seguin
2007 Les Exceptionelles Jardin Daniel A. Seguin
2006 Top Performer Michigan State University
2006 Top Performer Michigan State University
2006 Top Performer Michigan State University
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