The Jubilee Midseason Blueberry, otherwise known as the Vaccinium Corymbosum ‘Jubilee’ (Southern Highbush) or Rose Verbena, Clump Verbena, Rose Vervain, Glandularia Canadensis, is a rather well known perennial plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and moderate growth, this perennial will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its blue-green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
Fortunately, this is exactly what we’ll cover in this Jubilee Midseason Blueberry Care Guide. So let’s dive in.
The basic care guidelines you need to remember for your Jubilee Midseason Blueberry are the following:
- Water: The Jubilee Midseason Blueberry prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
- Light: Keep your Vaccinium Corymbosum ‘Jubilee’ (Southern Highbush) in an environment where it can receive full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Jubilee Midseason Blueberry in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of sand, loam, and clay.
That’s it – sunlight, water and soil! The basic 3 fundamentals for all plant care, and with the Jubilee Midseason Blueberry this is no exception. With these three elements, your leafy friend will live healthy and happy.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Jubilee Midseason Blueberry belongs to the Verbenaceae family, the genus Verbena and the species Canadensis, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Vaccinium Corymbosum ‘Jubilee’ (Southern Highbush) (vak-SIN-ee-um kor-rim-BOW-sum).
As with other Verbena’s, the Jubilee Midseason Blueberry is a deciduous plant, which means it will shed its leaves annually once autumn comes.
The Jubilee Midseason Blueberry is a plant native to the North America.
You might be wondering why your Jubilee Midseason Blueberry’s native region is important. Well, if you know where your plant originally came from, you’ll know which environment conditions it prefers, and with it, knowledge on how to replicate it at home.
With this in mind, the Vaccinium Corymbosum ‘Jubilee’ (Southern Highbush) will be most used to regions where the plant hardiness level falls between 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a and the ideal climate zone is between 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Jubilee Midseason Blueberry is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.
But what exactly does this mean for your Jubilee Midseason Blueberry? How large a pot should you consider, how tall, how wide can it get? Let’s jump in…
The Vaccinium Corymbosum ‘Jubilee’ (Southern Highbush) can grow up to 10″ – 1′ (25cm – 30cm) in 10″ – 1′ (25cm – 30cm) and 2′ – 3′ (60cm – 90cm) in 2′ – 3′ (60cm – 90cm).
These dimensions make the Jubilee Midseason Blueberry a relatively medium perennial compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful spreading, compact, and upright shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 24″ – 36″ (60cm – 90cm) free so the Jubilee Midseason Blueberry can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the Jubilee Midseason Blueberry is a fairly simple plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Vaccinium Corymbosum ‘Jubilee’ (Southern Highbush) prefers constant watering each week and more during the hot season.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively low to average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Jubilee Midseason Blueberry in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, moist, and occasionally dry properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
However, in our experience, the best solution to knowing the right amount of water for your Jubilee Midseason Blueberry is with the ‘thumb’ technique. Basically, you insert your finger into the soil, and based if you feel the soil moist or dry, you determine if it needs any water, which is the most appropriate way to go about watering your leafy friend.
As mentioned earlier, the Jubilee Midseason Blueberry prefers to have soil with good drainage, moist, and occasionally dry properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of sand, loam, and clay.
This is why most experts agree that the Jubilee Midseason Blueberry requires soil with clay, loam (silt), sand, and shallow rocky, which will give you the right conditions it needs.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Jubilee Midseason Blueberry requires full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this perennial will do well as long as you keep it in full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Vaccinium Corymbosum ‘Jubilee’ (Southern Highbush) in from full or deep shade (no direct sunlight or at most 2 hours per day), to little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to full and direct sun (more than 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being a deciduous plant, the Jubilee Midseason Blueberry will shed its leaves annually once autumn comes.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (late), the summer (early, mid, late), and during the fall.
You can expect your Jubilee Midseason Blueberry to flower around the spring and in the summer months from April to June (spring), and from July to September (summer).
In particular, this perennial is well known for its showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Jubilee Midseason Blueberry produces some beautiful white, or pink,red/burgundy, bluepurple/lavender, and white flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Jubilee Midseason Blueberry have a beautiful blue-green color during most of the year.
In particular, they have a simple arrangement with a opposite organization in its leaves.
You can expect the leaves from your Vaccinium Corymbosum ‘Jubilee’ (Southern Highbush) to be around (3-6 inches) in size.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The Jubilee Midseason Blueberry is well known for being able to attract butterflies, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Additionally, it has a special tolerance for rocky soil, dry soil and drought conditions, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Vaccinium Corymbosum ‘Jubilee’ (Southern Highbush) will be fine.
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Most Vaccinium Corymbosum ‘Jubilee’ (Southern Highbush) owners agree that this perennial will look great in most cottage, contemporary and rustic gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of gravel and rock garden, city and courtyard, coastal garden, and in informal and cottage styles.
In particular, the Jubilee Midseason Blueberry’s best location within your garden is in ground covers, beds and borders, edging, and in patio and containers, others use it for landscaping in a kitchen garden, border, container, or a mass planting.
Jubilee Midseason Blueberry’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Fragaria, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Rubus will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
And we’ve come to an end. Fortunately, that’s everything you need to know about your Jubilee Midseason Blueberry to keep it safe and sound in your garden or home. Enjoy planting!