I have grown these in window boxes for a couple of years in New York city. They are very heat tolerant and bloom profusely and for a very long season. We will probably be using them on our communal roof terrace next year for great color and easy maintenance. Love them!
Superbena® Scarlet Star Verbena hybrid
- Part Sun to Sun
FeaturesI have real FLOWER POWER.
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 WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingFall InterestDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:6 - 12 InchesTrails Up To:24 InchesSpacing:10 - 14 InchesSpread:18 - 30 InchesFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:Red with a white centerFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:Mounding TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight 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:EasyBloom Time:Planting To Hard FrostHardiness Zones:8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses 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 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 have an early compact habit that becomes a vigorous spreader with strong garden performance. The abundance flowering helps these varieties really stand out in the garden.Superbena® Scarlet Star Verbena hybrid 'RIKAV44501' USPP 30,898, Can 6,298
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DALE B, New York, United States, 1 year ago
Bought this in flower basket. Yes basket was expensive and other plants(2 spertunias and something else) failed but this one stayed with me till first frost when I stopped watering. Reading review from Michigan I feel sad that I let my plant die. I'm going buy again this year. Maybe will try to see how long I can enjoy. Thanks!Joshi, Illinois, United States, 2 years ago
This is a beautiful, vigorous plant. I love the vibrant red color. This is a great spreading plant that can cover a good portion of a pot with bright red blooms and deep green foliage. This is another flower that survived multiple frosts and gave a beautiful picture in the snow this year; it is still alive after the snow melted. I love that many of PW annuals are hardy down to 30 deg. Our temps have actually gotten lower than 30, and they are still producing blooms! They do not want to give up yet.ElsieLila, Michigan, United States, 3 years ago
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