Superbena Royale Cherryburst
Superbena Royale verbenas are vigorous and mounded, but will trail over the sides of containers. They will function as both spillers and fillers in combination planters and are best planted at the front of landscape beds. Flower and umbel size are typical for verbena. They will bloom earlier in the season and more easily produceable in smaller containers than regular Superbena varieties.
The most eye-catching part of Superbena Royale Cherryburst is the fun striped pattern. We always select for stable patterns that give gardeners the most consistent experience possible. However, when it comes to striped patterns like this, there is likely to be some variation over time. Superbena Royale Cherryburst will at times naturally change to a solid color. This can be a single flower in a cluster, a whole umbel of flowers or even an entire branch. For Superbena Royale Cherryburst, this color change is most likely, oddly enough, to be a salmon color. If you prefer that your plant not have this color variation, trimming off the portion of the plant that has flowers with the odd coloration, can minimize how much of your plant ends up with the color change. If you don’t mind the new look, there is no need to do anything. It isn’t detrimental to the plant in any way. This isn’t a common occurrence, but it is something that happens in a small percentage of Superbena Royale Cherryburst plants each year.
6 – 12 Inches
8 – 12 Inches
18 – 24 Inches
Cherry-red alternating with white stripes
Part Sun to Sun
Planting To Frost
8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Great for use in both containers of all types and landscapes.
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.