I was sceptical that this would thrive in the heat here and draw hummingbirds. We've had days where the temperature has been 40C in the shade but this plant has really been a show stopper. And the hummingbirds love it!
Supertunia® Honey™ Petunia hybrid
- 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).
FeaturesI WON'T leave you BROKEN HEARTED.
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.Best SellerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesHummingbirds
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:6 - 12 InchesTrails Up To:30 InchesSpacing:12 - 24 InchesSpread:18 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:Melange of pink and yellow, sunset colorsFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:Mounding TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To Hard FrostHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations planters.Maintenance Notes:
Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary, this is not necessarily true of all Petunias.
Fertilize often for best summer performance.
Late July and August is when plants should be at their best, but there is only one problem: The plants have run out of energy and the gardeners realize it too late to help the plants recover. This is especially true in raised containers and hanging baskets. Here is the best way to keep your Petunias in the Super category.
1. When you buy them in the spring, buy a slow release fertilizer to top dress the basket or container. If you plant your own basket, incorporate some of the slow release fertilizer in the soil as you plant. Follow the package directions.
2. In May fertilize with a water-soluble fertilizer once every two weeks. Mix up the fertilizer and water the plants just like you would if you were using clear water. It normally takes a good half of gallon of water to really water a 10" wide basket or raised container.
3. In June as the weather starts to get warm to hot, fertilize weekly, again with a good soaking. If the weather turns really hot as it sometimes does in Late June you may need to fertilize every third watering. By now the Supertunia is really growing and starting to tumble down from the basket or fill out across the flowerbed.
4. July is when the cutting back occurs. Around the 4th of July, (after your big party) get some of the slow release fertilizer that you bought in spring and re-apply across the top of the planter. At the same time, trim back some of the longer branches just enough to bring the plant back in line with the bottom of the pot or basket. Don't remove too much at the maximum cut back 20% of the branches or 1 in five shoots. You can also just give it a general light trim. Your plant will be out of flower for a few days, but will come back stronger than ever. By now with July's heat you should be watering at least every other day and begin to fertilize every other watering. I know it sounds like a lot, but if you want a plant to grow like an elephant and be the most it can be, you got to feed it like an elephant!
5. August is, hot, humid, & sometimes with monsoons. Keep up the water and fertilizing, and again, if the plant starts to look straggly remove a few more branches but never more than 20% or give it a general trim as before.
6. It is September and the plants should still look good, start to back off the watering and the feed, but shape the basket with the last pruning of the season.
I know it sounds like a lot of work, but it really is a labor of love. I fertilize my baskets and my garden every time I water, and I water daily from mid July through August. I recently invested in the WaterWise irrigation system and let me tell you it really works. You will find that your Supertunias, along with all the rest of your plants will keep looking fantastic through September and perhaps with the luck of a gardener and a late frost maybe even into October.
Supertunia® Honey features an incredible ever-changing array of yellow, orange, salmon, and pink blossoms on mounding, well-branched plants. It will grow and bloom vigorously all season long in containers and landscapes, as it doesn’t mind the heat or cool nights.
The Best Petunia. Period. For incredible color and season-long performance, choose Supertunia®. Whether you’re using them to create extraordinary hanging baskets, combination containers or in landscapes, you can expect an exceptional show of color from planting until frost. Supertunias are self-cleaning—no deadheading necessary—and grow with remarkable vigor and disease resistance. You won’t find a more outstanding petunia.Supertunia® Honey™ Petunia hybrid 'DCAS303' USPP 26,888, US Utility 7,642,436 B2
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Lory, British Columbia, Canada, 5 weeks ago
Received my first Supertunia Honey. The color is nowhere near the vibrant yellow shown in the picture. It is a dirty greenish- yellow color. Will have to see how this looks when it grows some more, but not happy with this color.Conover Debbie, Texas, United States, 15 weeks ago
I grew this last year and it was my favorite of all time. The color changes were beautiful. It is a spiller for sure. I had it in a huge planter and it trailed all the way down to the floor deck. 3 feet and then some. Everyone was amazed and loved it. Sadly this year I couldn't find it at my nurseries. Next year I will search earlier.Sharon Chapman, Washington, United States, 1 year ago
I love the mixture of yellows in the Supertunia Honey and they have spread nicely, however they are NOT self-cleaning. Other supertunias that I have purchased have lived up to that standard. Super disappointed in this supertunia.Robin Cain, Oklahoma, United States, 2 years ago
Loving the show of this fantastic plant. Next season I will be excited to buy more Proven Winners Petunias.S White, New Zealand, 2 years ago
This is an amazing petunia! The color is gorgeous and it has so many blooms, it spills out of my containers in a spectacular display of flowers!!!Jennifer Winship, British Columbia, Canada, 3 years ago
Its perfect!!Heather, California, United States, 3 years ago
Bought one in 2016 first time. Planted in huge pot with 4 other plants. It performed well but was soon overtaken by the faster growing callies and verbena. Survived but never realized its potential. Huge error on my part. This year, I bought 2 and planted one in hanging basket by itself, the other with Tropical Sunrise and Flambe. So far much better as this fella is growing vigorously, especially in the shared pot. Plant is exceptionally sturdy and has so far withstood 2 hail storms and winds of up to 35 MPH. Flowers are amazing and range from light yellows to gold to a reddish orange. No 2 blooms are perfectly identical. A one of a kind plant and definitely would recommend.Matthew Lamb, Maryland, United States, 3 years ago
Used in baskets for a yellow alternative to bidens, hoping for longer performance. Pleasantly surprised by the greater degree of peachy glow in the blossoms. It lent to a nice tropical-esque look in several of the baskets where it was used.Doreen G., Idaho, United States, 4 years ago