Supertunia® Bermuda Beach® Petunia | Proven Winners®

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Characteristics

Plant Needs

Supertunia petunias are vigorous with slightly mounded habits that function as both fillers and spillers in containers.  They are also excellent landscape plants, best suited to be placed near the front of beds.  They have medium to large sized flowers.

Plants may be trimmed back with a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears at anytime, although this is not usually necessary. Plants may flush out of flower if night temperatures begin to stay in the upper 70's or above. If this happens a light trim to shape them would be good. The trim will increase branching and will result in more flowers once the temperatures fall and the plants begin flowering again.

A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

  • Deadheading Not Necessary

Characteristics

Plant Type:

Annual

Height Category:

Short

Garden Height:

4 - 12 Inches

Spacing:

12 - 24 Inches

Spread:

18 - 24 Inches

Trails Up To:

36 Inches

Foliage Colors:

Green

Flower Colors:

Orange, Pink

Flower Shade:

Salmon Pink

Foliage Shade:

Green

Habit:

Mounding Trailing

Container Role:

Spiller

Tolerant to:

Heat

Attracts:

Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:

Part Sun to Sun

Maintenance Category:

Easy

Bloom Time:

Continuous Bloom, Long Blooming, Planting To Hard Frost, Rebloomer

Hardiness Zones:

10a, 10b, 11a, 11b

Water Category:

Average

Soil Fertility Requirement:

Average Soil, Fertile Soil

Uses:

Border Plant, Container, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Landscape, Mass Planting

Light Requirement: 

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Uses Notes: 

Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations planters.

Maintenance Notes: 

These are heat tolerant plants, that aren't particularly fussy and need little routine maintenance. They will perform best if an application of controlled release fertilizer is included at the time of planting. This applies to both landscape and container plantings. Supertunias are heavy feeders, but a single dose is usually sufficient for landscape beds in most climates. If you have a very long season, a second application of controlled release plant food should be considered for landscape plantings. In general, containers need to be fed more than landscape plants. Supertunias in containers will need to be fed more regularly to be their absolute best. A second application of a controlled release fertilizer can be applied about every two months to container plants, which will help. However, for the very best performance I find regularly applying water soluble fertilizer starting about two months after the containers are planted gives the best results.  These extra applications of plant food really makes a difference in performance through the summer.

If your plant begins to look open or a bit tired, an allover trim can be beneficial.  Use a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears to trim back up to 1/3 of the volume of the plant. I pair any trim with a dose of water soluble fertilizer to provide instant energy to help kickstart new growth, branching and flowering. Your plant will take a week to recover from the trim, but the end result is a fuller plant with more blooms going forward. You may repeat the trim as needed through the season.

Learn more about petunia care in this in-depth guide. 

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