Superbena Sparkling Amethyst Verbena (Verbena 'Superbena Sparkling Amethyst')
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Annual (usually grown as an annual near you) in the Verbenaceae Family

About Verbenas

This reliable, popular plant makes a great filler for containers and hanging baskets.

Available in a huge variety of colors and sometimes even two colors at a time, these blooms attract pollinators and persist through even the hottest, sunniest days of summer.

She simply can’t get too much sunshine!

Verbena can be cut back by one quarter to promote more blooms several times each summer, making it a long-flowering option after just a little attention.


Thrives in full sun


Plant can be pruned back to promote more blooms several times each season


Does not bloom well in shade


Plant Data

Sun Exposure Partial Sun - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium
Tags Annual, Annual in Chicago, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Filler, Full Sun, Good for Cut Flowers, Medium, Medium, Partial Sun, Rabbit Resistant, Showy Flowers
Flower Color


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We try very hard to source exactly what you’d like, but sometimes growers run out of plants! While this variety is a great deal at the price shown, we know that it has limited availability. If you want the plant even if it might be more expensive, or in a different size or quantity -- after you place your order, just send us a quick note at Then, we’ll try to get you some version of this from one of our growers. And if we can’t get it from anywhere, of course, we’ll send a refund!

Field-Grown vs. Greenhouse-Grown Plants

Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.

Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.

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