I think I may have started with combination pots a year or two before? In zone 9b, plants live through the winter if they don't drowned in spring. Last year I didn't do much but drag three 22" pots of Coral Red Superbena out to the front yard. Typically I cut the tips back over the course of spring until I have a refreshed plant. I don't allow them to start the year woody. I routinely fertilize with time release fertilizer. They bloomed all summer and were a beautiful back drop to the lawn. I can't imagine doing without this vibrant color. This year I am on the ball and they have company. Bubblegum, Silverberry, Black Cherry and Fuchsia petunias bloom next pot over. Giant old Diamond Frost® euphoria are behind. Euphoria with a little winter protection and no cutting back until spring last years. I really have too many. I like the gnarly little trunks that form on the old ones. Vertigo also live long here.
Superbena® Coral Red 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).
FeaturesI'm EASYGOING, no need to FUSS with me.
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 WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingFall InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:ButterfliesResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:6 - 12 InchesTrails Up To:30 InchesSpacing:10 - 14 InchesSpread:18 - 30 InchesFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:RedFoliage 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:
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® Coral Red Verbena hybrid 'AKIV98-01' USPP 21,639, Can 4,146
PeggieWho, California, United States, 1 year ago
12.2.09 in northern Il and it is still blooming - in 2 pots ourside!Marita Sension, Illinois, United States, 9 years ago
Good in my area of west Texas.Jean Erwin, Texas, United States, 9 years ago
Love it....Guy Bennett, Alabama, United States, 9 years ago
big spreader; still flowering on 11/15!Carole, New Jersey, United States, 9 years ago
I love this verbena. It just keeps on blooming, bright and healthy all summer long.Barbie Heydenberk, Michigan, United States, 9 years ago
Masrie, British Columbia, Canada, 9 years ago
excellant container plant in the high desert; requires daily waterruth sholtz, California, United States, 9 years ago
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