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Superbena Royale® Cherryburst Verbena hybrid

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
12" 2'
Height: 6" - 12"
Spread: 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.

    The most eye-catching part of Superbena Royale Cherryburst is the fun striped pattern. We always select for stable patterns that give gardeners the most consistent experience possible. However, when it comes to striped patterns like this, there is likely to be some variation over time. Superbena Royale Cherryburst will at times naturally change to a solid color. This can be a single flower in a cluster, a whole umbel of flowers or even an entire branch.  For Superbena Royale Cherryburst, this color change is most likely, oddly enough, to be a salmon color. If you prefer that your plant not have this color variation, trimming off the portion of the plant that has flowers with the odd coloration, can minimize how much of your plant ends up with the color change. If you don't mind the new look, there is no need to do anything.  It isn't detrimental to the plant in any way. This isn't a common occurrence, but it is something that happens in a small percentage of Superbena Royale Cherryburst plants each year.

    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 Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Cherry-red alternating with white stripes
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    green foliage
    Mounding Trailing
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light 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: 
    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: 

    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 Royale® Cherryburst Verbena hybrid 'AKIV28902M' USPP 27,388
  • 4 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • This Superbena was one of my favorite plants last year. It bloomed like crazy all summer and didn't give up even though I'm not great at fertilizing consistently. I did give it too drastic of a haircut and it didn't come back as abundantly but that was all my fault.

      The Flower Pot
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
    • Such a beautiful eye catching flower! I have found with mine, the more sun it gets, the brighter the pink is

      Jennifer Winship
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 5 years ago
    • I planted these at my home and at the cemetery. They out grew any other flower i planted last year. Just beautiful!!! Can't wait to plant them again this year!

      Vicki Van Zoest
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
    • I trialed this superbena last summer. It bloomed fully and beautifully all summer in a mixed container planting in full sun. It needed no deadheading and the blooms were profuse. Highly recommended.

      M.L. Parker
      , Colorado
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
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