Supertunia Mini Vista® Ultramarine Petunia | Proven Winners®

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Characteristics

Plant Needs

Supertunia Mini Vistas - For a picture perfect hanging basket or container, try the Supertunia® Mini Vistas. They grow vigorously and are absolutely covered in cheerful blooms from spring into fall. You can even try them in your sunny landscape where they’ll put on an impressive show of color all season.

Are you a fan of Supertunia Royal Velvet? Then you’ll love this plant which mirrors its color but in a compact Supertunia Mini Vista form. A useful color addition to the series.

Supertunia Mini Vista Ultramarine makes creating patriotic-themed recipes easy when paired with Supertunia Mini Vista White and Supertunia Mini Vista Scarlet. All have durable flower petals that won’t get tattered in summer storms. Compared to Supertunia® Royal Velvet, Supertunia Mini Vista Ultramarine is the same shade of royal purple, but its blooms are smaller and plentiful, covering the attractive, densely branched canopy. Supertunia Mini Vista petunias also work well in landscapes, especially in tighter spaces such as bordering walkways, where they grow vigorously to form a colorful edging without overrunning the sidewalk.

  • Deadheading Not Necessary

Characteristics

Plant Type:

Annual

Height Category:

Short

Garden Height:

6 - 12 Inches

Spacing:

12 - 18 Inches

Spread:

18 - 24 Inches

Trails Up To:

24 Inches

Foliage Colors:

Green

Flower Colors:

Blue

Flower Shade:

Rich Blue-Purple

Foliage Shade:

Green

Habit:

Mounding Trailing

Container Role:

Spiller

Tolerant to:

Drought, Heat

Attracts:

Bees, 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

Uses:

Container, 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.

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