Colour your garden with a minimum of fuss with these new Aussie Winners Verbena hybrids that are so easy to grow. They will produce large, eye-catching flower clusters on spreading plants for a long season. Trial plants in southern Queensland have grown for over a year and flowered throughout the warmer months.
Superbena look superb in containers or hanging baskets on a patio, deck or in a courtyard or planted in your garden. Superbenas are the ideal plant for adding long-lasting potted colour highlights to the low-maintenance ‘outdoor room’. Individual colours can be planted alone or in combinations or mix and match Superbenas with other flowering plants. Plant Superbenas in garden beds for eye-catching highlights or as a great ground cover.
Grow Superbenas in full sun. Plant into well-prepared, well-drained garden beds rich in humus and add a small quantity of fertiliser, or use a premium potting mix in containers. Water well until the plant is established and then water as needed. Apply flower-boosting liquid fertiliser rather than fertiliser that is high in nitrogen, which will encourage foliage at the expense of flowers. Superbenas are waterwise plants and will thrive with minimal watering. Prune plants every few months to remove spent flowers. Cut back to the edge of the pot or basket.
Superbenas were bred in Japan and trialled in many parts of the world. They were selected for their free flowering qualities over many months of the year. They have superior vigour and greater disease resistance than earlier Verbena strains.