These petunias are all special hybrids. Extremely vigorous and fast growing, they can grow to 4 feet in length in one year. New varieties come out every year. Varieties with great big flowers like Vista Bubblegum. Varieties that are really new and different like supertunia Picasso. supertunia Bordeax is pictured as a ground cover.
Supertunias come in all colors from red to white.
They grow best in full sun. In the ground they thrive in heat and tolerate cold temperatures into the high 20's. In mild climates, some will bloom all year. Excellent as a container plant, in hanging baskets and wonderful as a ground cover. They rarely set seed and remain compact in growth habit. We now have giant flowers and double flowered varieties. Fertilizer: Supertunias are, as are all petunias, heavy feeders. Feed every 2 weeks with well balanced liquid fertilizer. They will appreciate extra chelated iron about 4 times a year. .
supertunias grow very fast and make a stunning hanging basket or grownd cover. Fast growing plants often put all their strength into the end of the branches. If you cut them back cut back hard and then refeed with lots of nitrogen.
all petunias like sun, at least a full half day.
Feeding and Watering:
Feed heavily with a good balanced fertilizer with plenty of nitrogen
.Water: Keep evenly moist. However like ivy geranium, these special petunias like to dry out ‘a little’ between waterings. Wonderfully forgiving, they can be cut back and regrown if they start to look straggly.
White, pink, red,purple, yellow, salmon; every color there is.
Season(s) Carried at Weidners:
Spring and summer
Container or ground?
Easy as both a basket, in a big combination planter or pot or as a grown cover.
Pests: Like all petunias, In the west they are subject to attack by petunia/geranium bud worms in late spring, early summer. There are a number of products on the market, some are non toxic
The links below are to the instructions we give out at the nursery. This page contains additional and expanded information.