I grew Lovie Dovie for the first time this year. I bought four plants and put two each into two 12" hanging pots in a sunny area. They grew rapidly and soon were cascading down the sides of the pots. I have made sure to keep them watered and I fertilize weekly. They have a very attractive growth habit and are constantly covered with blooms. We are halfway into September now and had our first frost last night, but they still look very good. I am very pleased with them.
Supertunia® Lovie Dovie™ 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).
FeaturesI feel a big GROWTH SPURT coming on.
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 flowers.Best SellerAward WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingFall InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:ButterfliesHummingbirds
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:4 - 12 InchesTrails Up To:36 InchesSpacing:12 - 24 InchesSpread:18 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:White flowers with Pink star patternFoliage 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:Fertile SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Use in hanging baskets ,window boxes, landscaping and combination 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® Lovie Dovie™ Petunia hybrid 'BBTUN91601' USPP 29,663, Can 6,056
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Karen Muse, Michigan, United States, 2 years ago
I absolutely love these supertunias. They look so Good next to my little quick fire and prince tut. I will definately keep these in my garden here in zone 10 A. they really don't go dormant So I have blooms all year around with only 3 plants.Kim Weimer, California, United States, 3 years ago
Amanda Mantei, 4 years ago
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