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Verbena Superbena® Coral Red
Verbena Superbena® Coral Red


 
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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. Fall interest. Heat tolerant. Deadheading not necessary. Drought tolerant. Attracts butterflies. Native to North America.

Awards (to name a few):
2012 - Top Performer, Mississippi State University
2012 - Top Performer, Kansas State University
2012 - Top Performer and Gardener Choice, Texas A & M - East Texas Bedding Plant Trial
2012 - Top Performer, University of Tennessee
2012 - Top Performer, The Oregon Garden
2012 - Top Performer and Plant of Distinction, University of Georgia

Uses: filler in containers, landscape
Part Sun to Sun
Plant in average soil moisture
Height: 6" - 12"
Plant: 12" - 14" apart
Trails up to 48"
Habit: trailing
Growability: easy

Uses Notes:
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations

Maintenance Notes:
Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.
 

Description
 
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.

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