Picked one up Memorial Day weekend as it looked lonely and tired. Kept in original pot for weeks and it didn't do much. Put in its own pot and it doubled in size by Aug1. Surprisingly more of a vertical growers and it flowers like crazy. Not an eye popping color like Iced Cherry but the flowers are larger than on my other PW verbenas. Typical verbena, tough as nails, needs really only water and sun...and obviously a larger pot than the native 4.5 incher. Would recommend but probably needs to be combined with bright yellows or whites to stand out.
Superbena Royale® Romance 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).
FeaturesSuddenly, RAINBOWS seem so BLAH.
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.Continuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingFall InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:6 - 12 InchesTrails Up To:24 InchesSpacing:8 - 12 InchesSpread:18 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:Gorgeous Sexy BurgundyFoliage 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:
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® Romance Verbena hybrid 'RIKAV38602' USPP 29,013, Can 5,787
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