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Supertunia® Bordeaux Petunia hybrid

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" 2'
Height
6" - 12"
Spread
18" - 2'
  • Details

    Features

    I make OTHER plants green with ENVY.

    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: 
    6 - 12 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Soft plummy-pink flowers with deep, rich plum-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: 

    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.

    Learn more about petunia care in this in-depth guide. 

    The Best Petunia. Period.® Ahhhh. To be in the full sun among the birdies and the flowers, it is delightful, yes? So peaceful, so lovely, so how do you say it? Real? I can tell by the look in your eyes that you are a person of exquisite taste and refinement. That you surround yourself with beauty is obvious. Yet perhaps, just perhaps, something is missing. Something that would bring you great joy-- that would fill the emptiness in your hanging baskets, containers, and landscapes. Please permit me to help.

    For you alone I will cover myself with a plethora of blooming flowers the color of a maiden's blushing cheek. I will vein them with the richness of dark, sweet wine. Your hands, your lovely hands, will never know the repetitiveness of deadheading. Neither the burning heat of summer nor swarms of nectar-crazed butterflies and hummingbirds can change what I feel for you. For myself, I ask nothing except food and water. It is only so that I may remain with you, still fresh, still cloaked in blooms until the first hard frost. Or if you make a home for me in zones 10 - 11, we can be together always. Now take me. I am yours.

    Supertunia® Bordeaux Petunia hybrid 'Lanbor' USPP 16,144, Can 2,532
  • 66 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I did my best to kill them by keeping them in their PW pots for 6weeks longer than I should have. When I did plant them, because I have pretty much all clay soil I amended with Harvest Clay Breaker soil and leaf compost,(not in a raised or planter bed but in the ground directly) then threw in about a 1/3-1/2 Cup of Plant Tone in each hole before placing in plant and watered deeply. Slow start because I thought the chipmunks or voles got to them and had very low expectations but now they are going like gang busters & looking so beautiful. I’m a less than novice gardener in case you hadn’t realized, so anything that survives me will survive anyone. I try to fertilize every week or two with a liquid fish fertilizer but usually forget to do it when I should. So, in spite of me they’re thriving. My husband wanted me to throw in that my dog Henry ~waters~ them when I’m not looking. These are pet proof to! LOL For those having any trouble, if you give too much love and over think them to death that’s probably why they aren’t as successful. PW Supertunia creators, from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU! Next year I’m going to get so many more than the 4 I bought this year and really show these off.

      Bonnie Blue
      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 4 weeks ago
    • This is the most beautiful petunia I've ever seen. The contrast of the dark purple to pink flower with the green foliage is just stunning. I wish I could upload a photo of mine so you could see what I see.

      BornFree
      , Manitoba
      , Canada
      , 9 weeks ago
    • My favourite Supertunia of all time! The color of the flowers is very special. Mon pétunia préféré de tout les temps! La couleur des fleurs est très spéciale.

      Arthur
      , Quebec
      , Canada
      , 13 weeks ago
    • We planted these in our deck planter boxes that face SW in April of last year and had blooms through the end of august. These were planted along with dark purple and white supertunias. We ended up getting budworms quite bad in august and rather than treat them, we pulled them out for the season. I have no doubt if I treated them with BT they would have lasted through October. We were so thrilled with them last year, we planted them with the same color combo again this year.

      Meaghan
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 19 weeks ago
    • Winner winner Chicken dinner! Gorgeous! Lovely! Beautiful! What a treat in the garden! Plant it and watch it go - blooms upon blooms upon blooms! Easy and care free with huge impact!

      Christopher
      , New York
      , United States
      , 50 weeks ago
    • First season growing any Proven Winners & I am thoroughly impressed. These are the perfect inground mounding flower for me. The area gets sun from 3pm-8pm most of the season and perfromed perfectly. Zone 5a.

      Jillian Angstrom
      , Iowa
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Just Beautiful! We have these in ground and in a container. The container seems to be growing slightly faster for now. Paired with supertunia white and a blue lupine in front of fire power nandinas in ground/supertunia vista bubblegum and sweet potato vine in container. (our nandinas get full sun and have very little red in them-mostly chartreuse) Very pleased with all supertunias so far. Very excited to see them evolve. Zone 7b.

      Heather Cole
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Tinika
      , New York
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Absolutely amazing. I planted 4 each in 20" x 20" pots on my front porch and they mounded beautifully and also trailed more than 3 feet all the way to the ground. I paired them with other pots of Limoncello that did equally as well. All the neighbors complimented them, I even had people that were driving by stop and comment on how beautifull a display it was.

      Raymond Scott
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I planted 6 different varieties of Supertunias this year. Unfortunately, the Bordeaux struggled the entire season. The other varieties outperformed Bordeaux in spades. We had an exceptionally cool, wet spring followed by a hot and dry summer. I think the slow arrival of any warmth was a contributing factor to its poor performance so I will probably try it again in future.

      Sally Andrade
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 1 year ago
  • 49 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2012 Silver Medal Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
    2012 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2012 Very Good Perfomer University Laval
    2012 Top Performer Colorado State University
    2012 Plant of Distinction University of Georgia
    2012 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2012 Top Performer University of Georgia
    2012 Consumer Choice University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
    2012 Top Performer Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
    2012 Top Performer University of Minnesota - Morris
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