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Supertunia® Limoncello® 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 eat SUNLIGHT for breakfast.

    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 Seller
    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: 
    Yellow
    Flower Shade: 
    Soft yellow with deep yellow 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.

    Supertunia® Limoncello® Petunia hybrid 'Pactoyel' USPP 23,282
  • 11 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I was so disappointed with Limoncello. At the end of May I planted two of them in a 12" hanging pot. That turned out not to be the best choice, as Limoncello is a more upright grower and does not trail well at all. Initially they looked nice, with pretty light yellow flowers. But by the middle of July the plants had gotten very leggy, with long, unattractive bare stems and a lopsided growth habit. I tried to trim them back a bit, but by the middle of August they were so ugly that I gave up, and I pulled them out and threw them away. I will never plant these again.

      Karen Muse
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 5 days ago
    • I wish I had seen the reviews before my Mom agreed to spend a little more this year for flowers in her 6 planters. Just like some of the other reviews, the Supertunia Limoncello started just beautifully paired with Supertunia Bordeaux. But by middle of July I thought the Limoncello were infested with bugs because the leaves were drying up and disappearing and just died. Now I see it's this variety that just doesn't perform well. I sure hope that Proven Winners works on changing this. I won't ever purchase these again. My Mom was SO disappointed...yellow is her favorite color.

      Chris Breault
      , 1 week ago
    • I agree with other commenters. They were beautiful and bountiful in spring (early May), but by early June, one had already died on me. Thought it was a fluke. But unfortunately, another bit the dust today. This was paired with another Supertunia that is still flourishing. I wonder why these did not last. I’ve planted Supertunias for years and although this Limoncello has been the best it ever looked (full and plenty of flowers) in the beginning, they did not last as long as I hoped.

      Elaine
      , California
      , United States
      , 2 weeks ago
    • Huge disappointment. They started strong and beautiful, but most died off by the beginning of July and by Aug 1 all ten had died. Fortunately the supertunias Snowdrift and Bordeaux have continued to flourish and ended up mostly filling the gaps where I pulled out the dead Limoncellos.

      Audrey Yelen
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Bloomed beautifully from spring until the 1st week of July, then both plants (2 plants in 2 separate containers) collapsed and essentially died: all the leaves wilted away, and flowers decreased by 99%. Seemingly tied to increased heat and humidity. Both containers also contain Superbells® Blue Moon Punch™ which is still growing and flowering beautifully, so this is a cultivar specific issue. They were planted in compost amended soil, and watered every day. They were beautiful for the first few months, but heat and humidity apparently kills them.

      Matthew
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Absolutely amazing. I planted 2 each in 12" x 12" 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 Bordeaux 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
    • Pretty flowers all summer long

      Jennifer Winship
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 5 years ago
    • I planted the Bubblegum Vista series. Very vigorous and full of flowers. I loved them and so did everyone that passed by. They are still going strong in the flowerbeds, but just finished up in the window boxes. I am preordering them for next year!

      Karla Xander
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • Very nice flowers. Especially pink

      Laurie r
      , California
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • Very nice flowers. Especially pink

      Laurie r
      , California
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
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