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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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
12" 3'
6" - 12"
18" - 3'
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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


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    6 - 12 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    30 Inches
    10 - 14 Inches
    18 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    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
    Mass Planting
    Uses 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
  • 17 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • 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.

      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.

      , 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.

      , 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!!

      , 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
  • 12 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2003 One of the Best Penn State
    2003 One of the Best Penn State
    2003 Superior Display Penn State
    2003 One of the Best Penn State
    2003 Superior Display Penn State
    2003 Superior Display Penn State
    2003 One of the Best Penn State
    2003 Superior Display Penn State
    2002 Best Verbena Colorado State University
    2002 Best Verbena Colorado State University
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