I bought one of these from a local garden center in early June (it is now early September). It has been growing in an area that gets approx 6 hours sun a day, in ordinary multi-purpose compost. It has flowered profusely all summer and the blooms are stunning. I don't know how hardy it will be yet, here in Derbyshire in the UK, but if it doesn't survive, I'm happy to treat it as an annual and I will be buying several more next May.
- 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).
FeaturesI UPSTAGE other gardens in a SINGLE BOUND.
Bicolor white and amethyst flowers.Award WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingFall InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:Butterflies
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:6 - 12 InchesTrails Up To:24 InchesSpacing:10 - 14 InchesSpread:18 - 30 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:Purple flowers splashed with lavender and whiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:Mounding TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses: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 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® Sparkling Amethyst bears large clusters of amethyst purple flowers kissed with rosy purple centers. The flowers completely cover the canopy of dark green, powdery mildew-resistant foliage all summer without deadheading. It is an excellent spiller in combination planters and hanging baskets.
Superbena® - Selected for their robust size, exceptional mildew resistance, and larger flowers that are produced all summer without deadheading, you won’t find a better verbena than Superbena.Superbena Sparkling® Amethyst Verbena hybrid 'DVERBINPR' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
Simon Shepherd, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, 30 weeks ago
Absolutely gorgeous! The flowers are gorgeous and I had an abundance of easy care blooms all summer long!Jennifer Winship, British Columbia, Canada, 34 weeks ago
I brought one at a garden show, and it becomes a super star at my full sun garden. It is healthy and kept blooming non stop, no dead head needed. I love this plant and wanted to buy more, yet it is not available currently at your site.Lin Zhang, California, United States, 38 weeks ago
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