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Superbena Royale® Chambray 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" 2'
6" - 12"
18" - 2'
  • Details


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    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
    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® Chambray Verbena hybrid 'AKIV571-1' USPP 23,051, Can 4,384
  • 17 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Love this plant. 1st time growing it in 2020. Purchased at a local nursery. Gorgeous vibrant color! Has a nice fragrance as well. Pretty easy care. Placed in full sun railing container. Must water every day with the dry heat. Was watering every other day but didn't do as well. When the flowers start dying, just pinch them off (deadhead) and you should see beautiful new violet blue flowers in a week! If the color isn't as vibrant as you think it should be, try to dead head and fertilize a bit.

      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Love this Chambray verbena! The blue-purple color is gorgeous. I haven't always had luck with verbena, even a few other Superbenas, but this one performed well for me. It grew to the stated size and stayed in flower. It also has a LOVELY FRAGRANCE. I bought more this year.

      Lisa George
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • There is no other color like this. Cool periwinkle purple/blue. It brings a cooling effect to the garden in the heat of summer. Contrasts beautifully with oranges and yellows. It gets smothered with the flowers. Spectacular and easy to grow.

      Drew Bardet
      , California
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Ok so I reviewed this plant a few months ago and I just wanted to change my review. Unfortunately that’s not a possibility but I can write a new, good one! I mostly expected my plant was dead, but I thought, “the other reviews talk about how tough this guy is, and I have usually trusted proven winners in the past.” So I kept watering and hoping. After a while, it did come back! I wish I could post pictures with this because I would love to show everyone how amazing it’s doing now. It’s still a fairly small plant but the fact that it basically came back from the dead and is covered in blooms now really impresses me. I never should have doubted.

      , 3 years ago
    • I have grown superbena in containers in the past without much success. They would wither and disappear. I decided to give them one more chance and bought Superbena Royale Chambray. I am impressed! As advertised, they are both a filler and spiller, trailing down the container easily over 12”. They have bloomed consistently, even when I forgot to water. They survived the month-long spell of rain we had in July without any sign of rot. Best surprise of all is that these are mildly fragrant, which I didn’t see anyone else mention (?). Would definitely buy again. Hope I can find them next year!

      Bel Fiore
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • I’m so disappointed. I thought for sure this plant would be fine, since I trust this brand. And I really do, usually. Perhaps it’s the nursery’s fault but my plant just dried up and seems to have died. I’m really hoping there’s still some life in it left and it comes back somehow but I don’t have high hopes. I honestly came here expecting to see other reviews because I wondered if perhaps it was a bad batch. But maybe it’s just me. I will say my other proven winner plants are doing just fine. Like I mentioned, I still trust this brand. Just bad luck with this super verbena.

      , 3 years ago
    • Started buying this fella in 2016, when to my utter dismay, PW discontinued the Royale Silverdust Superbena. Chambray is more violet than blue but the color is vibrant and the blooms prolific. Typical Superbena by PW in terms of durability, longevity and performance. Definitely more a trailer and even shows some hints of being good ground cover. All this chap needs is water, regular fertilizer and a great deal of sun. Only complaint...why did you discontinue Royale Silverdust? It was the closest thing to a true blue verbena...anywhere! My neighbors even commented! Still Royale Chambray is an excellent choice and top performer.

      Matthew Lamb
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
    • sean
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
    • Long-blooming, beautiful color. I mix them with darker and lighter "blues" and some pale and bright yellow.

      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • Nice hardy plant and absolutely beautiful in a hanging basket

      , Texas
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
  • 53 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2013 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Best of Breed North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Late Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2012 Top Performer Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
    2012 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2012 Top Performer University of Minnesota - Grand Rapids
    2012 Top Performer Colorado State University
    2012 Consumer Choice University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
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