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Petunia Supertunia® Bordeaux™

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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.

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Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Attracts:
Butterflies
Hummingbirds

CHARACTERISTICS

Plant Type:

Annual

Height Category:

Short

Garden Height:

4 – 12 Inches

Trails Up To:

36 Inches

Spacing:

12 – 24 Inches

Spread:

18 – 24 Inches

Flower Colors:

Pink

Flower Shade:

Soft plummy-pink flowers with deep, rich plum-purple veins

Foliage Colors:

Green

Foliage Shade:

Green

Habit:

Mounding Trailing

Container Role:

Spiller

PLANT NEEDS

Light Requirement:

Part Sun to Sun

Maintenance Category:

Easy

Bloom Time:

Planting To Hard Frost

Hardiness Zones:

10a10b11a11b

Water Category:

Average

Soil Fertility Requirement:

Average Soil

Uses:

Container

Edging Plant

Groundcover

Landscape

Mass Planting

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.

The Best Petunia. Period.® Ahhhh. To be in the full sun among the birdies and the flowers, it is delightful, yes? So peaceful, so lovely, so how do you say it? Real? I can tell by the look in your eyes that you are a person of exquisite taste and refinement. That you surround yourself with beauty is obvious. Yet perhaps, just perhaps, something is missing. Something that would bring you great joy– that would fill the emptiness in your hanging baskets, containers, and landscapes. Please permit me to help.

For you alone I will cover myself with a plethora of blooming flowers the color of a maiden’s blushing cheek. I will vein them with the richness of dark, sweet wine. Your hands, your lovely hands, will never know the repetitiveness of deadheading. Neither the burning heat of summer nor swarms of nectar-crazed butterflies and hummingbirds can change what I feel for you. For myself, I ask nothing except food and water. It is only so that I may remain with you, still fresh, still cloaked in blooms until the first hard frost. Or if you make a home for me in zones 10 – 11, we can be together always. Now take me. I am yours.

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