Love the trailing Silver Supertunia best of all three varieties this year that I planted. Great balance of vigor and health. It’s actually mounded better than Bubblegum variety and seems a bit more flexible in the wind. Planted with Rockin’ Playing the Blues Salvia in railing planters, it’s a great match. The bees and hummingbirds couldn’t care less about the Supertunias with the Salvia nearby, FYI.
Supertunia® Silver 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 Trailing petunias are very strongly trailing, with very little height. They will function as spillers in containers, but are also good as front-of-the-bed plants for landscapes. If your goal for hanging baskets or window boxes is to have the plants be as long as possible, Supertunia Trailing is the best choice. They have small flowers.Award WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesHummingbirds
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:4 - 12 InchesTrails Up To:36 InchesSpacing:12 - 18 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:WhiteFoliage 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.
The Best Petunia. Period.® The bestselling vegetative Petunias ever, the only thing better than 10 Supertunia varieties are two more. With their nonstop blooms, irresistible fragrance, and self-cleaning habit, these newest members of the family are destined for greatness in beds and containers from coast to coast.
The bestselling vegetative Petunias ever, the only thing better than 10 Supertunia varieties are two more. With their nonstop blooms, irresistible fragrance, and self-cleaning habit, these newest members of the family are destined for greatness in beds and containers from coast to coast.Supertunia® Silver Petunia hybrid 'Petwiblv' USPP 17,247, Can 2,594
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Kerry, Colorado, United States, 5 days ago
I picked up the mini silver at a local nursery inside a packed green house and the color of the veins caught my eye! I planted it in a cone planter with stand as my spiller and it's outstanding trailing makes it look like it's a dripping ice cream cone. When it's in direct sunlight it shimmers. I am absolutely in love with this plant and highly recommend it!Michelle Trant, New Hampshire, United States, 5 years ago
Decided to grab one this year and glad I did. Planted in large barrel in front yard. In just 5 days has gone from no flowers to about 10 in full bloom. Definitely seems to be a trailer but is mounding OK so far. I prefer the somewhat smaller blooms as they are more wind resistant and keep their shape better. Deadheads very easily and needs only water, biweekly feeding and 4+ hours of sun.Matthew Lamb, Maryland, United States, 6 years ago
First time to purchase these plants. Love them and hope to have blooms all summer.Lynn, Texas, United States, 11 years ago
Russell Studebaker, Ohio, United States, 11 years ago
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