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Supertunia® Latte Petunia hybrid

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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" 24"
Height
6 - 12"
Spread
18 - 24"
  • Details

    Features

    The SUN is my MUSE.

    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.

    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: 
    6 - 12 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    Silver white with brown to 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: 
    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: 

    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.

    This elegant Supertunia grows and blooms vigorously all season long, forming a very well-rounded, full hanging basket covered in clear ivory white blossoms with a prominent dark purple-black throat. You won’t need to deadhead it to keep it blooming, and 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® Latte Petunia hybrid 'Kerlatte' USPP 28,069, Can 5,508
  • 2 Reviews

    • By far one of my favorite plants this year. I have cut it back a couple times because it has grown so much. It flushed back beautifully. I have used BT several times over the summer to keep the bud worms at bay with great success. I also have it on a regular drip schedule, I give it supplemental water on supper hot days. I fertilize wit PW water soluble fertilizer once a week. I wish I could attach a picture. I have it in a wine barrel and it is to the ground again with blooms galore.

      Kristina L Keane
      California
      United States
      1 hour ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Does exceptionally well in south Louisiana. I was curious how it would stand up to the heat of summer here, but it is apparently unphased. It's still covered in blooms in late June. Also, no "legginess" as with regular petunias, and they can stand up to rainstorms, where regular petunias fall right over and their blooms disintegrate. No deadheading needed, either. I'll be buying many of these next year!

      Timothy Kelley
      Louisiana
      United States
      3 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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