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Superbena® Coral Red Verbena hybrid

(7 REVIEWS)
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

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    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.

    Award Winner
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Fall Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    6 - 12 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Red
    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: 

    Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations.

    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 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.

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

    "A Real Simple magazine - Top 10 goofproof Plant"

    Superbena® Coral Red Verbena hybrid 'AKIV98-01' USPP 21,639, Can 4,146
  • 7 Reviews

    • 12.2.09 in northern Il and it is still blooming - in 2 pots ourside!

      Marita Sension
      Illinois
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Good in my area of west Texas.

      Jean Erwin
      Texas
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Love it....

      Guy Bennett
      Alabama
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • big spreader; still flowering on 11/15!

      Carole
      New Jersey
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I love this verbena. It just keeps on blooming, bright and healthy all summer long.

      Barbie Heydenberk
      Michigan
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Masrie
      British Columbia
      Canada
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • excellant container plant in the high desert; requires daily water

      ruth sholtz
      California
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
  • 76 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2012 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2012 Top Perfomer Texas A & M - East Texas Bedding Plant Trial
    2012 Gardener Choice - Female Texas A & M - East Texas Bedding Plant Trial
    2012 Gardener Choice Texas A & M - East Texas Bedding Plant Trial
    2012 Top Performer University of Tennessee - Knoxville
    2012 Top Performer University of Georgia
    2012 Plant of Distinction University of Georgia
    2012 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    2012 Best of Breed Ohio State University - Columbus
    2012 Leader of the Pack Ohio State University - Columbus
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