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Verbena hybrid – Superbena® Imperial Blue™

Garden Height
6 - 12
Spacing
10 - 14
Spread
18 - 30
Habit
Mounding Trailing
Container Role
Spiller
Flower Size
Short
Flower Colors
Blue, Purple
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Winners

Superbena verbena have great vigor, awesome branching and wonderful summer performance. The deep blue-purple flowers are clustered in large umbels that cover the deep green foliage. 

Features

Superbena verbena have great vigor, awesome branching and wonderful summer performance. The deep blue-purple flowers are clustered in large umbels that cover the deep green foliage. 

Attracts: Butterflies

Resists: Deer

Continuous Re-Bloom

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Disease Resistant

Heat Tolerant

Long Blooming

Fall Interest

Maintenance Notes

These are heat tolerant plants, that aren't particularly fussy. They need little routine maintenance. They will perform best if an application of controlled release fertilizer is included at the time of planting. This applies to both landscape and container plantings. The plants aren't particularly heavy feeders, so a single dose is usually sufficient for landscape beds in most climates. If you have a very long season, a second application of controlled release plant food should be considered for landscape beds. In general, containers need to be fed more than landscape plants. A second application of a controlled release fertilizer should be applied about every two months to container plants or you can regularly apply water soluble fertilizer starting about two months after the containers are planted. These extra applications of plant food can really make a difference in performance through the summer.

If your plant begins to look open or a bit tired, an allover trim can be beneficial.  Use a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears to trim back up to 1/3 of the volume of the plant. I pair any trim with a dose of water soluble fertilizer to provide instant energy to help kickstart new growth, branching and flowering. Your plant will take a week to recover from the trim, but the end result is a fuller plant with more blooms going forward. You may repeat the trim as needed through the season.

Uses Notes

Superbena are great in landscape beds, but are also wonderful in patio planters and hanging baskets by themselves. They also make a wonderful spiller in combination recipes.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Groundcover, Landscape, Mass Planting

Soil Fertility Average Soil