I have been buying these flowers for the past 2 years and they are just outstanding! They are truly drought tolerant and require less water than their counter part (Petunia) and the flower is robust, no need to cut the flower (once dead) and just keep "pouffing" out. I typically plant 1 plant per container, with other annuals, and by summer end, they have taken over the container! Just amazing! The draw back is that they are hard to find in Canada... I wish Proven Winner would be more available up here... To get them, i have to go to private nurseries... not your Box Stores...
Supertunia® Latte™ 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).
FeaturesThe SUN is my MUSE.
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.Continuous 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:WhiteFlower Shade:Silver white with brown to purple veinsFoliage 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.
This elegant Supertunia grows and blooms vigorously all season long, forming a very well-rounded, full hanging basket covered in clear ivory white blossoms with a prominent dark purple-black throat. You won’t need to deadhead it to keep it blooming, and 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® Latte™ Petunia hybrid 'Kerlatte' USPP 28,069, Can 5,508
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Marlene, Ontario, Canada, 14 weeks ago
I bought several pink supertunias last autumn for a large pot in my backyard. It had snapdragons in the center and was really filled in spectacularly. They lasted through the winter which was not shocking as this is Florida and it was a mild winter. We did experience several nights in the upper twenties but the pot was surrounded by trees and a house so it was fairly well protected - I did nothing as I expected it to die before Christmas. Here it is mid May, the snapdragons are long gone but the pink giant of petunias are still wonderful! A huge ball of color and happiness. I only fertilized them once when I felt sorry for them around March as they were still in bloom. I do water them and they are still so pretty. I would love to change the pot but as long as they have brightened my day, I could not bear to pull them out before they were done. I saw 'Laura" was going to use Latte variety and I want to try them as I adore the color (and the drink). When will the petunias get old? They are massive, bright pink, and a huge ball of color. Feels like family now.Mary Werner, Florida, United States, 48 weeks ago
By far one of my favorite plants this year. I have cut it back a couple times because it has grown so much. It flushed back beautifully. I have used BT several times over the summer to keep the bud worms at bay with great success. I also have it on a regular drip schedule, I give it supplemental water on supper hot days. I fertilize wit PW water soluble fertilizer once a week. I wish I could attach a picture. I have it in a wine barrel and it is to the ground again with blooms galore.Kristina L Keane, California, United States, 1 year ago
Does exceptionally well in south Louisiana. I was curious how it would stand up to the heat of summer here, but it is apparently unphased. It's still covered in blooms in late June. Also, no "legginess" as with regular petunias, and they can stand up to rainstorms, where regular petunias fall right over and their blooms disintegrate. No deadheading needed, either. I'll be buying many of these next year!Timothy Kelley, Louisiana, United States, 4 years ago