Love love love this plant. It will be in my regular annual rotation for sure. Very beautiful deep purple color contrast beautifully with orange and pink. She bloomed repeatedly from spring through early fall. low maintenance and beautiful all summer long. I highly recommend.
Superbena® Dark Blue Verbena hybrid
- 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 paint in WATER COLORS.
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 InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:ButterfliesResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:6 - 12 InchesTrails Up To:30 InchesSpacing:10 - 14 InchesSpread:18 - 30 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Blue-PurpleFoliage 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:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations.Maintenance Notes:
These are heat tolerant plants, that aren't particularly fussy. They need little routine maintenance. They will perform best if an application of controlled release fertilizer is included at the time of planting. This applies to both landscape and container plantings. The plants aren't particularly heavy feeders, so a single dose is usually sufficient for landscape beds in most climates. If you have a very long season, a second application of controlled release plant food should be considered for landscape beds. In general, containers need to be fed more than landscape plants. A second application of a controlled release fertilizer should be applied about every two months to container plants or you can regularly apply water soluble fertilizer starting about two months after the containers are planted. These extra applications of plant food can really make a difference in performance through the summer.
If your plant begins to look open or a bit tired, an allover trim can be beneficial. Use a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears to trim back up to 1/3 of the volume of the plant. I pair any trim with a dose of water soluble fertilizer to provide instant energy to help kickstart new growth, branching and flowering. Your plant will take a week to recover from the trim, but the end result is a fuller plant with more blooms going forward. You may repeat the trim as needed through the season.
Read our guide to growing verbena.
"A Real Simple magazine - Top 10 goofproof Plant"Superbena® Dark Blue Verbena hybrid 'USBENAL8' USPP 14,853, Can 1,826
51344321Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
Jennifer Williams Van Wyk, Washington, United States, 6 weeks ago
This is absolutely gorgeous. The most vibrant color of the season. It's called dark blue but it is a beautiful dark violet.Linda Fry, Ohio, United States, 4 years ago
Wonderful and very hearty. Have not had the blue, but many other colors...great for a pop fresh look.Saundra Adams, 9 years ago
Planted in a flower bed.When first planted one plant look like it was dying, but I snipped off the blooms and it came back even better. So now I pinch off the blooms when dry and sprinkle seeds in bed.They have been spreading and they look amazing.Connie, Florida, United States, 10 years ago
love how it has spread as a beautiful and colorful grown cover. I love all the different colors!Gina Moore, California, United States, 10 years ago
Russell Studebaker, Ohio, United States, 10 years ago
Loved it in a mixed basket.Cindy, British Columbia, Canada, 10 years ago
My benas go in the ground rather than in pots/baskets. With early pinching, by late season, they root and spread to over 4 ft x 4 ft! With excellent color, endless blooms and vigorous growth, what more can you want?!! It's always PW plants!!Dianne, Minnesota, United States, 10 years ago
Amazing! In a container on my balcony, it is the last to show any effects from the cold. Still lovely green leaves and blooming, beyond all others.Ivy Corbett, Ontario, Canada, 10 years ago
i'm a beginner. i found this plant is easy to grow and beautiful. i planted it in a container early jun, now it's mid july, i don't need to clean anything, it just looks more and more beautiful.Yeny Trisno, British Columbia, Canada, 10 years ago
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