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Supertunia® Picasso in Purple® Petunia Flowers hybrid

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
12" 2'
Height
6" - 12"
Spread
18" - 2'
  • Details

    Features

    Forget CURB APPEAL. I can get you CURB CHECKS.

    This unique Supertunia® features bicolor purple flowers with mint green edges on beautifully mounded to trailing plants. It mixes well with many other colors in combination containers, hanging baskets, and your sunny landscape.  Picasso in Purple is a strong grower and blooms all season without deadheading.

    Picasso Supertunias Standing out from the crowd with their artistically painted blooms is what Picasso Supertunias do best. Their novel flowers have tremendous impulse appeal and their performance matches the high standards set for all Supertunia® varieties.

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

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    6 - 12 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Green
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Purple flowers rimmed with chartreuse
    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: 
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Great in landscapes where it works best at the front of garden beds.  It is also an excellent container plant where it functions as both a filler and a spiller.

    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.

    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.

    Supertunia® Picasso in Purple® Petunia Flowers hybrid 'DCASPITAYA' USPP 27,999, Can PBRAF
  • 16 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • These are absolutely wonderful! I live in hot & humid San Antonio, TX and these plants are holding up so well in my West facing, full sun garden bed. They have formed tidy mounds and are beautiful and bright. Very low fuss. I do not have the smell that others have described in previous reviews. Highly recommend!

      Elizabeth O.
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 18 weeks ago
    • I live just north of Seattle. Bought these for my mother, and they were SPECTACULAR! they spread out and covered a surprising amount of area, had beautiful blooms all summer long. I've been looking for this variety for *6 YEARS* trying to find this variety again. Love, Love, Love!!!

      Liz in Lake Forest Park
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 21 weeks ago
    • I’m in zone 9b and found 5 of these at a big box hardware store in the fall 2020. I am so impressed by their performance. I had put 3 in a pot which are doing super well trailing over the pot. The other 2 I actually left in their tiny cans because my landscape was not ready for them yet. To my amazement all 5 overwintered and are still performing amazingly! I finally put the other 2 in the landscape and they are growing well. I haven’t noticed the smell of them like others say. Maybe once it warms up I’ll notice a smell... I hope not though because they are so beautiful!!!

      Stephanie
      , California
      , United States
      , 32 weeks ago
    • I can confirm a previous review that these do smell bad. They look great but on a morning with heavy dew or after a rain you get the distinct odor of a steaming pile of dog poop. All if the Picasso series. I seriously thought something had crawled under my deck and died before I figured out what it was. Do not plant these anywhere near your house of deck. I am a big fan of Proven Winners but this one stinks!

      Mark Carbin
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 35 weeks ago
    • I have Picasso petunias in my window box by the front door. While they are beautiful, even in August, their smell is awful. It took me awhile to figure out that it was the petunias because ordinarily, petunias have a lovely fragrance. I think it could be the self deadheading trait and the flowers and leaves rot under neath the plant. It is unfortunate because other than that, this flower is impressive. I will not by again and I will be weary of supertunias in the future.

      Teri
      , 1 year ago
    • I have Picasso petunias in my window box by the front door. While they are beautiful, even in August, their smell is awful. It took me awhile to figure out that it was the petunias because ordinarily, petunias have a lovely fragrance. I think it could be the self deadheading trait and the flowers and leaves rot under neath the plant. It is unfortunate because other than that, this flower is impressive. I will not by again and I will be weary of supertunias in the future.

      Teri Dandeneau
      , 1 year ago
    • Planted this in my flower boxes at the front of the house along with potato vines (from Proven Winners). I ordered them online and they arrived carefully packaged. They grew wonderfully and I received many compliments. Beautiful pink/green combination.

      Jozeph
      , California
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • This is one of my favorite flowers. Grows very fast and there is no need to dead head. Becomes full and looks great with baby's breath and any of the hanging vines.

      Sally Perez
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Very vigorous, very dense thick plant. Much bushier than other types of supertunia, I’ve got this in a container and it’s completely overwhelming the other plants. It could probably do with the entire basket, as a solo plant, I’m not sure how to integrate another plant with it it’s just that thick

      RM
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 2 years ago
    • I loved this plant when I had it in 2016.It grew beyond my expectations in an East location. I tried at 3 major nurseries here in Quebec last year and it was not available. So sad.

      Denise Cummings
      , Quebec
      , Canada
      , 2 years ago
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