I was sceptical that this would thrive in the heat here and draw hummingbirds. We've had days where the temperature has been 40C in the shade but this plant has really been a show stopper. And the hummingbirds love it!
Supertunia® Honey™ 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 WON'T leave you BROKEN HEARTED.
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 SellerAward WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesHummingbirds
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:6 - 12 InchesTrails Up To:30 InchesSpacing:12 - 24 InchesSpread:18 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:Melange of pink and yellow, sunset colorsFoliage 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.
Supertunia® Honey features an incredible ever-changing array of yellow, orange, salmon, and pink blossoms on mounding, well-branched plants. It will grow and bloom vigorously all season long in containers and landscapes, as it doesn’t mind the heat or cool nights.
The Best Petunia. Period. For incredible color and season-long performance, choose Supertunia®. Whether you’re using them to create extraordinary hanging baskets, combination containers or in landscapes, you can expect an exceptional show of color from planting until frost. Supertunias are self-cleaning—no deadheading necessary—and grow with remarkable vigor and disease resistance. You won’t find a more outstanding petunia.Supertunia® Honey™ Petunia hybrid 'DCAS303' USPP 26,888, US Utility 7,642,436 B2
Lory, British Columbia, Canada, 36 weeks ago
Received my first Supertunia Honey. The color is nowhere near the vibrant yellow shown in the picture. It is a dirty greenish- yellow color. Will have to see how this looks when it grows some more, but not happy with this color.Conover Debbie, Texas, United States, 46 weeks ago
I grew this last year and it was my favorite of all time. The color changes were beautiful. It is a spiller for sure. I had it in a huge planter and it trailed all the way down to the floor deck. 3 feet and then some. Everyone was amazed and loved it. Sadly this year I couldn't find it at my nurseries. Next year I will search earlier.Sharon Chapman, Washington, United States, 1 year ago
I love the mixture of yellows in the Supertunia Honey and they have spread nicely, however they are NOT self-cleaning. Other supertunias that I have purchased have lived up to that standard. Super disappointed in this supertunia.Robin Cain, Oklahoma, United States, 2 years ago
Loving the show of this fantastic plant. Next season I will be excited to buy more Proven Winners Petunias.S White, New Zealand, 3 years ago
This is an amazing petunia! The color is gorgeous and it has so many blooms, it spills out of my containers in a spectacular display of flowers!!!Jennifer Winship, British Columbia, Canada, 3 years ago
Its perfect!!Heather, California, United States, 3 years ago
Bought one in 2016 first time. Planted in huge pot with 4 other plants. It performed well but was soon overtaken by the faster growing callies and verbena. Survived but never realized its potential. Huge error on my part. This year, I bought 2 and planted one in hanging basket by itself, the other with Tropical Sunrise and Flambe. So far much better as this fella is growing vigorously, especially in the shared pot. Plant is exceptionally sturdy and has so far withstood 2 hail storms and winds of up to 35 MPH. Flowers are amazing and range from light yellows to gold to a reddish orange. No 2 blooms are perfectly identical. A one of a kind plant and definitely would recommend.Matthew Lamb, Maryland, United States, 3 years ago
Used in baskets for a yellow alternative to bidens, hoping for longer performance. Pleasantly surprised by the greater degree of peachy glow in the blossoms. It lent to a nice tropical-esque look in several of the baskets where it was used.Doreen G., Idaho, United States, 4 years ago
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