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Cadet Upright™ Hot Pink Wink

Verbena 'Balcadopwi'

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Cadet Upright Hot Pink Wink (Verbena 'Balcadopwi') at Roger's Gardens

Cadet Upright™ Hot Pink Wink flowers

Cadet Upright™ Hot Pink Wink flowers

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Height:  10 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Cadet Series

Brand:  Ball


Known for its uniform habit, this upright verbena showcases beautiful hot pink flower clusters; a disease resistant and low maintenance plant that is ideal for patio containers and garden beds; attracts pollinators

Ornamental Features

Cadet Upright™ Hot Pink Wink features showy clusters of hot pink star-shaped flowers with yellow eyes and white centers at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid fall. Its tiny lobed leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Cadet Upright™ Hot Pink Wink is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cadet Upright™ Hot Pink Wink is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Cadet Upright™ Hot Pink Wink will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Cadet Upright™ Hot Pink Wink is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container  Basket 
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features