My sister purchased this. It is so cheery; it adds a beautiful spark to the garden.
Supertunia® Daybreak Charm Petunia hybrid
- Hardy Zones
- 10 - 11
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 8 - 12 Inches
Vibrant sunshine yellow and watermelon pink flowers are eye-catching and unique. Small to medium size flowers are abundant on a really densely branched plant. It is great in both landscapes and containers.
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations planters.
Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary, this is not necessarily true of all Petunias.
Fertilize often for best summer performance.
Late July and August is when plants should be at their best, but there is only one problem: The plants have run out of energy and the gardeners realize it too late to help the plants recover. This is especially true in raised containers and hanging baskets. Here is the best way to keep your Petunias in the Super category.
1. When you buy them in the spring, buy a slow release fertilizer to top dress the basket or container. If you plant your own basket, incorporate some of the slow release fertilizer in the soil as you plant. Follow the package directions.
2. In May fertilize with a water-soluble fertilizer once every two weeks. Mix up the fertilizer and water the plants just like you would if you were using clear water. It normally takes a good half of gallon of water to really water a 10" wide basket or raised container.
3. In June as the weather starts to get warm to hot, fertilize weekly, again with a good soaking. If the weather turns really hot as it sometimes does in Late June you may need to fertilize every third watering. By now the Supertunia is really growing and starting to tumble down from the basket or fill out across the flowerbed.
4. July is when the cutting back occurs. Around the 4th of July, (after your big party) get some of the slow release fertilizer that you bought in spring and re-apply across the top of the planter. At the same time, trim back some of the longer branches just enough to bring the plant back in line with the bottom of the pot or basket. Don't remove too much at the maximum cut back 20% of the branches or 1 in five shoots. You can also just give it a general light trim. Your plant will be out of flower for a few days, but will come back stronger than ever. By now with July's heat you should be watering at least every other day and begin to fertilize every other watering. I know it sounds like a lot, but if you want a plant to grow like an elephant and be the most it can be, you got to feed it like an elephant!
5. August is, hot, humid, & sometimes with monsoons. Keep up the water and fertilizing, and again, if the plant starts to look straggly remove a few more branches but never more than 20% or give it a general trim as before.
6. It is September and the plants should still look good, start to back off the watering and the feed, but shape the basket with the last pruning of the season.
I know it sounds like a lot of work, but it really is a labor of love. I fertilize my baskets and my garden every time I water, and I water daily from mid July through August. I recently invested in the WaterWise irrigation system and let me tell you it really works. You will find that your Supertunias, along with all the rest of your plants will keep looking fantastic through September and perhaps with the luck of a gardener and a late frost maybe even into October.
Supertunia® Daybreak Charm produces loads of vibrant watermelon pink flowers with a sunshine yellow throat on densely branched plants all summer long without deadheading. Pair it with Superbells® Yellow in a cheerful hanging basket or plant it on its own in your sunny landscape.
Supertunia Charms - For a picture perfect hanging basket or container, try the Supertunia® Charms. They grow vigorously and are absolutely covered in cheerful blooms from spring into fall. You can even try them in your sunny landscape where they’ll put on an impressive show of color all season.
- Joy2 weeks ago
I live in a hot climate and these need to be planted early and well established by the time the brutal summer heat kicks in, or they should go in containers. Both of mine died as I planted them in raised beds which are well drained, but neither survived the week long rain spell in June. Very pretty flowers but sensitive to drowning and heat.Timothy KelleyNEW ORLEANSLouisianaUnited States6 weeks ago
This year was the first time we tried this charm, and so far it has done well. I've yet to see them lose a bloom, and they are mounding beautifully. It looks as if we have another "proven winner!"Audrey KillTroyMichiganUnited States8 weeks ago
Picked up 2 of these this season, as I cannot find the nearly identical Sweet Tart callie offered by PW.
Might be a good thing as Daybreak Charm is a sturdier plant, prolific bloomer and the flowers are larger than those on Sweet Tart.
Like others in the "Charm" line, this one is more of a mounding plant than trailer.
Needs only mid grade soil, water and weekly fertilizer to perform well. Does need a little help completing the dead heading.
Bright fuscia pink color with almost as bright yellow throat makes this plant stand out.
Still need to see how it holds up over the course of a Washington summer but so far so good.
Would recommend on its own and as a better choice over Sweet Tart.
Frederick, MDMatthew LambFrederickMarylandUnited States13 weeks ago
Maybe I did something wrong, but as of August 23, I pulled out one of my two of these. No other petunias near it looked sick: grayish, shriveled leaves but many healthy-looking, smaller-than-normal flowers. (It might have been another of the same variety that looked sick in the flower box recently. ) The healthy one is in a large (22"?) pot, with a large Diamond Frost euphorbia and an extremely vigorous burgundy-black petunia. It was rather faded out back in the 90 degree weather, but with temps down in mid-80's, it seems happy again.
This is a gorgeous color pattern, but I'd hesitate a bit to buy it again, with so many other lovely offerings.Sharon SivertsenGrayslakeIllinoisUnited States51 weeks ago
Eye catching flowers with the hot pink and yellow center. I planted 3 of these in a pot by my front door with dracaena spikes and it looks greatJennifer WinshipVernonBritish ColumbiaCanada1 year ago