- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6 - 12 Inches
- Mature Spread 6 - 12 Inches
- Growing Zones 8 - 11
- Use As A Spiller In Containers
Fill your summer with fragrant flowers with the Superbena® Imperial Blue™ Verbena. Tiny blue-purple blooms grow in clusters and feature scalloped petals that create a feathered appearance. Green foliage fills the spaces between the flowers and balances out the vivid blue blooms. This plant is not fussy and is rather adaptable. Verbena can effortlessly handle the challenging conditions of summer and continue to thrive and push out new blooms. This mounding Verbena makes a great spiller in containers as the blooms will cascade over the sides throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
The Superbena® Imperial Blue™ Verbena can be used in containers or as a groundcover while also working very well in borders, landscapes, and mass plantings. This is a versatile plant that can be used on its own or planted in combination with other plants to create a striking look. This disease-resistant plant will draw butterflies to your yard but is deer-resistant, making it a great option if you live in an area with a large deer population. This Verbena is a perennial in USDA zones 8, 9, 10, and 11.
Superbena® Imperial Blue™ Verbena Plant Care
Plant in part sun to sun, so at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight is necessary for best results. Soil should have a pH of 5.8 to 7.2. Newly planted Verbena needs consistently damp soil, but established plants only need water when the top couple of inches of the soil dry out. Container-grown Verbena will dry out more quickly and will need water more often. Soggy conditions can lead to root rot and pests, so wait until the soil is dry to water and always opt for well-draining soil. Verbena plants are not heavy feeders, but a monthly fertilizer application will promote new growth and keep the plants healthy.
Prune the plant if it looks overgrown or tired. Verbena is a vigorous grower that can look ragged partway through the summer. Trimming back up to ⅓ of the growth can kickstart new growth and promote more branching and flowers.
Superbena® Imperial Blue™ Verbena Plant Spacing
Make sure to give this plant room to spread out because not only does it need the space, but this way, you’ll be able to appreciate the abundant blooms. This mounding Verbena can be 6 to 12 inches tall and spread out 18 to 30 inches. Leave 10 to 14 inches between plants in the ground. A container or hanging basket that measures 12 inches can handle 2 plants, and the Superbena® Imperial Blue™ Verbena can trail up to 24 inches.
Superbena® Imperial Blue™ Verbena Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 11|
|Plant Type: Annuals|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 6 - 12 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 18 - 30 Inches|
|Spacing: 10 - 14 Inches|
|Habit: Mounded, Trailing|
|Flower Color(s): Blue, Purple|
|Flower Description: Dark Blue Purple|
|Bloom Period: Planting To Frost|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Fall Interest|
|Resists: Deer, Disease|
|Container Role: Spiller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Superbena® Imperial Blue™ Verbena|
|Other Name(s): Vervain, Verveine|
|Scientific Name: Verbena hybrid 'WNVESBIB' USPPAF, Can PBRAF|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.