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Superbena® Dark Blue Verbena hybrid

(10 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
12" 30"
Height
6 - 12"
Spread
18 - 30"
  • Details

    Features

    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
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    6 - 12 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Blue-Purple
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounding Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    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: 

    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.

    "A Real Simple magazine - Top 10 goofproof Plant"

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

    • This is absolutely gorgeous. The most vibrant color of the season. It's called dark blue but it is a beautiful dark violet.

      Linda Fry
      Ohio
      United States
      2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Wonderful and very hearty. Have not had the blue, but many other colors...great for a pop fresh look.

      Saundra Adams
      7 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Planted in a flower bed.When first planted one plant look like it was dying, but I snipped off the blooms and it came back even better. So now I pinch off the blooms when dry and sprinkle seeds in bed.They have been spreading and they look amazing.

      Connie
      Florida
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • love how it has spread as a beautiful and colorful grown cover. I love all the different colors!

      Gina Moore
      California
      United States
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Russell Studebaker
      Ohio
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Loved it in a mixed basket.

      Cindy
      British Columbia
      Canada
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • My benas go in the ground rather than in pots/baskets. With early pinching, by late season, they root and spread to over 4 ft x 4 ft! With excellent color, endless blooms and vigorous growth, what more can you want?!! It's always PW plants!!

      Dianne
      Minnesota
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Amazing! In a container on my balcony, it is the last to show any effects from the cold. Still lovely green leaves and blooming, beyond all others.

      Ivy Corbett
      Ontario
      Canada
      8 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • i'm a beginner. i found this plant is easy to grow and beautiful. i planted it in a container early jun, now it's mid july, i don't need to clean anything, it just looks more and more beautiful.

      Yeny Trisno
      British Columbia
      Canada
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Superior in every way. An everblooming dense groundcover. The deep blue is stunning and prolific.

      Diana
      Washington
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 16 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2007 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    2007 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    2007 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    2007 Top Performer Longwood Gardens
    2003 One of the Best Penn State
    2003 Superior Display Penn State
    2003 Superior Display Penn State
    2003 Superior Display Penn State
    2003 Superior Display Penn State
    2003 One of the Best Penn State
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