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Superbena® Red Verbena hybrid

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 feel a big GROWTH SPURT coming on.

    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.

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    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Fall Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    6 - 12 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    10 - 14 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Rich Red
    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 Hard 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: 

    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.

    Superbena® Red Verbena hybrid 'RIKAV44101' USPP 30,962, Can PBRAF
  • 2 Reviews

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    • Zone 9 Superbena red was in the middle of my border twining through the truffula pink gomphrena last year. It decided to creep to the front. Looks nice with the yellow Gerbera Daisy. It is perennial here and holds up in our excessively hot summers. I don't have to spray for bud worms or cut it back like the petunias. Next I plan to pair it with coral red Suberbena for an electric look.

      Peggie Who
      , California
      , United States
      , 4 weeks ago
    • Amazed by the performance of this plant in Denver’s heat and all day full sun. Bloomed all summer and fall, spread to carpet the ground beneath perennials and never needed deadheading. I will be repeating this next year.

      Dean Ward
      , Colorado
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
  • 13 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2018 Top Performer University of Georgia
    2018 Top Performer University of Guelph
    2018 Top Performer Jardin Daniel A. Seguin
    2018 Top 10 Consumer Preference University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
    2018 Top Performer University of Wisconsin
    2018 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Top Performer Cornell University
    2018 Top Performer Penn State
    2018 Top Perfomer Jardin Botanique Roger-Van den Hende
    2018 Top Performer Michigan State University
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