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Supertunia® Picasso in Purple® Petunia hybrid

Flower Season
  • Spring
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Mature Size
12" 2' 30cm 61cm
Height: 6" - 12"
Spread: 18" - 2'
Height: 15cm - 30cm
Spread: 46cm - 61cm
  • Details

    6 - 12 Inches
    12 - 24 Inches
    18 - 24 Inches
    15cm - 30cm
    30cm - 61cm
    46cm - 61cm


    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


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    6 - 12 Inches 15cm - 30cm
    Trails Up To: 
    36 Inches 91cm
    12 - 24 Inches 30cm - 61cm
    18 - 24 Inches 46cm - 61cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Purple flowers rimmed with chartreuse
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Mounding Trailing
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Hard Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Edging Plant
    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 hybrid 'DCASPITAYA' USPP 27,999, Can PBRAF
  • 19 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Very disappointing did not do well at all, the flowers faded a lot in full Sun location. It doesn’t require degrading but it’s one of those that looks absolutely horrible once it’s spent so you end up deadheading anyways.

      Tram Montano
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 9 weeks ago
    • My first year with this beauty and I love it...except for it's foul odor. For a few weeks I kept smelling a very putrid stench around my porch. I thought maybe an animal had died under the steps or cats were peeing in nearby shrubs. Stuck my nose near the picasso hanging basket and found the culprit. Dang! I am super sad that these beauties stink so bad! I'll stick with supertunias again next year, but definitely NOT this variety.

      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I love this plant. It explodes in the planters. It grows up and trails over the planter. Mine does not have very much green around the edges; not much at all. The plant is very sticky. I will definitely buy this plant again next year.

      Sue B
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • 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
      , 2 years 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
      , 3 years 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!!!

      , California
      , United States
      , 3 years 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.

      , California
      , United States
      , 4 years 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
      , 4 years 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

      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 4 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
      , 5 years ago
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