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Supertunia® Blue Skies Petunia hybrid

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Mature Size
12" 2' 30cm 61cm
Height: 4" - 12"
Spread: 18" - 2'
Height: 10cm - 30cm
Spread: 46cm - 61cm
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  • Details

    4 - 12 Inches
    12 - 24 Inches
    18 - 24 Inches
    10cm - 30cm
    30cm - 61cm
    46cm - 61cm

    Features

    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.

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    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: 
    4 - 12 Inches 10cm - 30cm
    Trails Up To: 
    36 Inches 91cm
    Spacing: 
    12 - 24 Inches 30cm - 61cm
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches 46cm - 61cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Shade: 
    Sky Blue
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounding Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    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: 
    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 large combinations, containers and landscapes.

    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® Blue Skies Petunia hybrid 'KL1117mut1' USPP 30,947, Can 6,285
  • 5 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • These petunias have struggled ever since picking them up at the garden centre a month ago. They just aren't thriving like the Royal Velvets they are planted with.

      Sally Andrade
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 1 year ago
    • I’ve been planting Supertunia Blue Sky in my front yard along with lemon joy sedum for two years. This is my favorite color of supertunia. It takes 3-4 weeks for the little plant to get big with lots of flowers. I got so many compliments.

      Olena
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • While the color is beautiful, unlike most petunias, this variety only thrives with morning sun. Even when watering each morning, they completely wilt in the afternoon sun.

      Leslie Lehman
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Blooms heavily, wonderful color, good vigor.

      Matthew
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
    • Wonderful with bubblegum!

      Clifford Brickner
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
  • 15 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2018 Perect Score All Season Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2018 Top Performer University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
    2018 Top 10 Consumer Preference University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
    2018 Perfect Score All Season Michigan State University
    2018 Leader of the Pack - All Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Leader of the Pack - Late Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Top Performer University of Minnesota - Morris
    2018 Top Performer South Dakota State - McCrory Gardens
    2018 Top Performer University of Georgia
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