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Superbena Royale® Plum Wine Verbena hybrid

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Mature Size
12" 2' 30cm 61cm
Height: 6" - 12"
Spread: 18" - 2'
Height: 15cm - 30cm
Spread: 46cm - 61cm
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    6 - 12 Inches
    8 - 12 Inches
    18 - 24 Inches
    15cm - 30cm
    20cm - 30cm
    46cm - 61cm

    Features

    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
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    6 - 12 Inches 15cm - 30cm
    Trails Up To: 
    24 Inches 61cm
    Spacing: 
    8 - 12 Inches 20cm - 30cm
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches 46cm - 61cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Bright velvety plum
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Mounding Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    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: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    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 shouldnt 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.

    The Royale series have an early compact habit that becomes a vigorous spreader with strong garden performance. The abundance flowering helps Royale varieties really stand out in the garden.

    Superbena Royale® Plum Wine Verbena hybrid 'RIKAV14704' USPP 25,395, Can 4,785
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    • I LOVE this plant. Planted in a full sun location in Georgia, with no irrigation. It’s a vigorous plant that’s constantly in bloom. We had a few frosts in late October, where temperatures went down into the upper 20s. It’s STILL in full bloom! There’s a noticeable difference between the Royal and sparkling series, which is not vigorous, and doesn’t bloom consistently for me. Please add more colors to this series!

      Rachel Wrenn
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 34 weeks ago
    • I planted this as a groundcover in an area that wasn't going to get much attention during the gardening year. It not only did what I expected (keep the weeds down and add a little cheerful color) it performed better than I could have dreamed. Very vigorous but also tidy looking, and always covered in fresh blooms! This is definitely on my annuals short list!

      Maura
      , Utah
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • Really nice color, long blooming and low maintenance

      Jennifer Winship
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 9 years ago
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    2013 Leader of the Pack - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
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