I planted two Bermuda Beach petunias in a 12" hanging basket. They grew rapidly and trailed nicely. They were literally covered with light salmon pink blooms. About the end of July the plants were getting somewhat leggy and open on top. I tried to trim them, but apparently it was too little too late. They continued to deteriorate, the stems looking bare and scraggly, and once we got into September they started looking really bad. I would chalk it up to poor maintenance except that they looked worse than any of my other supertunias. I suspect these need an aggressive pruning regimen throughout the season to stay nice.
Supertunia® Bermuda Beach® 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).
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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 SellerAward WinnerContinuous 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 Shade:Salmon/CoralFoliage 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:
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.
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People, Places and Plants Magazine listed Supertunia Bermuda Beach as one of the 12 Hot Annuals for 2008.Supertunia® Bermuda Beach® Petunia hybrid 'Kerversalm' USPP 19,329
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KAREN MUSE, Michigan, United States, 35 weeks ago
I wasn't sure about the color when it first bought it but it is a beautiful color and very compact and has large flowers, superior performance. I am going to be sure to get Bermuda Beach Supertunia next year.Linda Seaberg, Washington, United States, 8 years ago
I bought my plant from an independent seller and he gave me a great discount on it! It was really pretty and once I got it home, it done even better b/c I watered it everyday and fertilized it regularly. It was beautiful and I was proud of it! I got lots of compliments from my neighbors!!:-)tammi warner, 10 years ago
One of my favorite plants, its just beautiful. If it is keep with a little water and fertilizer, the plant does it all. Loves the Sun and maybe a little afternoon shade. Plant it, sit back and watch it do its thing.Joe Bristow, 10 years ago
ExcellentLaura, Illinois, United States, 10 years ago
Planted 3 Bermuda Beach petunias in a large patio container Spring 2009...AWESOME DISPLAY OF FLOWERS into the late FallJanet Collins, Utah, United States, 10 years ago
Loved this little petunia. I bushed out sweetly and just made blooms on top of blooms with no need for deadheading. Cheery and welcoming, this one is a sure winner for a hanging basket or planter. I'll grow this one again this year.Karen Gordon, Alaska, United States, 10 years ago
Awesome color! Hard to find.Carole Smith, Washington, United States, 10 years ago
As an employee of Home Depot I had never heard of PW before. I purchased these petunias for my new home and they took off. They are beautiful and my husband and I could not be more happy with this brand, they're great!Sonia Leslie, Texas, United States, 10 years ago
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