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Superbena Royale® Iced Cherry 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 Royale® Iced Cherry Verbena hybrid
Part Sun to Sun 6 - 12


I have BEAUTY and BRAWN.

Superbena Royale verbenas are vigorous and mounded, but will trail over the sides of containers.  They will function as both spillers and fillers in combination planters and are best planted at the front of landscape beds.  Flower and umbel size are typical for verbena.  They will bloom earlier in the season and more easily produceable in smaller containers than regular Superbena varieties.

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


Plant Type: 
Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
6 - 12 Inches
Trails Up To: 
24 Inches
8 - 12 Inches
18 - 24 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Flower Shade: 
Foliage Colors: 
Foliage Shade: 
Mounding Trailing
Container Role: 

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
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
Edging Plant
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.

Superbena Royale® Iced Cherry Verbena hybrid 'INVEBROICH' USPP 23,218, Can 4,587
  • Third time growing but first time by itself in a rectangular planter.
    This plant has spread the entire 20 inches of the planter plus 4 more all around as it trails nicely outside the box.

    Ultimately it is a sea of intense deep pink/melon color with literally hundreds of bright flowers when in full bloom.
    I have noticed 2x this season for about a week each time there were almost no flowers. The plant remained strong and came back with even more blooms.

    Only minor trims are needed and that is more to "dead head" than anything else.

    While I do fertilize all of my plants I think verbena would do almost as well with just water and good soil.

    Only caveat which can happen anywhere...Japanese beetles have clustered on the plant a couple of times but seem to have backed off.

    Aphids don't seem interested.

    Highly recommend for the color, durability, low maintenance and longevity.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Matthew Lamb
    United States
    2 years ago
  • This is the most beautiful Hot Deep Saturated Pink I have ver seen. GORGEOUS and the picture on proven winner's sight does not do it justice. Look for this plant it is truly yummy!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    United States
    6 years ago
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2013 Top Performer Michigan State University
2013 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2012 Top Performer Colorado State University
2012 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
2012 Top Performer University of Georgia
2012 Top Perfomer Texas A & M - East Texas Bedding Plant Trial
2012 Top Performer Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
2012 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
2012 Top Performer University of Tennessee - Knoxville
2012 Top Perfomer South Dakota State - McCrory Gardens
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