Petunia Supertunia Trailing Blue Veined

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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.

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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 – 8 Inches

Trails Up To:

36 Inches

Spacing:

12 – 18 Inches

Spread:

24 – 36 Inches

Flower Colors:

Purple

Flower Shade:

Lavender

Foliage Colors:

Green

Foliage Shade:

Green

Habit:

Trailing

Container Role:

Spiller

PLANT NEEDS

Light Requirement:

Part Sun to Sun

Maintenance Category:

Easy

Bloom Time:

Planting To Hard Frost

Hardiness Zones:

10a10b11a11b

Water Category:

Average

Soil Fertility Requirement:

Average Soil

Uses:

Container

Edging Plant

Groundcover

Landscape

Mass Planting

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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.