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Verbena hybrid Superbena® Dark Blue
Verbena Superbena® Dark Blue

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I paint in WATER COLORS. 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. Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer. Long Blooming. Fall Interest. Heat Tolerant. Deadheading Not Necessary. Drought Tolerant. Attracts butterflies. Native to North America. Resists deer.

Awards (to name a few):
2011 - Top Performer and Prairie Star, Kansas State University
2007 - Top Performer, Longwood Gardens
2003 - Best of the Best and Superior Display, Penn State

Uses: border plant, container, edging plant, landscape, mass planting, specimen or focal point
Part Sun to Sun
Plant in average soil moisture
Height: 6" - 12"
Plant: 12" - 14" apart
Spread: 18" - 30"
Trails up to 30"
Habit: trailing
Container role: spiller
Growability: easy


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.

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Superbena® Dark Blue Verbena hybrid 'USBENAL8' USPP 14,853, Can 1,826

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