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Supertunia® Royal Magenta Petunia hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 6 - 12 Inches
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Supertunia® Royal Magenta Petunia hybrid
Part Sun to Sun 6 - 12

Features

Nice COLOR, eh?

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.

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Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Hummingbirds

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
6 - 12 Inches
Trails Up To: 
30 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 18 Inches
Spread: 
18 - 24 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Purple
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Mounding Trailing
Container Role: 
Spiller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Hard Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses Notes: 

Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations planters.

Maintenance Notes: 

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.

The Best Petunia. Period.Maintenance-free, perpetually in bloom, deliciously fragrant, and a wonderful range of colors, plants in the Supertunia series have everything consumers look for - large flowers, mini flowers and double flowers.

Maintenance-free, perpetually in bloom, deliciously fragrant, and a wonderful range of colors, plants in the Supertunia series have everything consumers look for - large flowers, mini flowers and double flowers.

Supertunia® Royal Magenta Petunia hybrid 'Kakegawa S36' USPP 14,037, Can 1,396
  • Absolutely Loves These, Have been Growing them for Years in Ground & Hanging Baskets. Very Easy to Care For.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Chris Ellithorpe
    Bondsville
    Massachusetts
    United States
    2 years ago
  • This is one of the most gorgeous petunias that I have ever seen. I love this color. It is unbelievable until you see it for yourself. I had one of these a few years ago and it was beautiful all summer. This color is only second to my favorite color petunia, burgundy. I love petunias and I love these Surfinias and Supertunias. The plants are just thick with blooms when they get started. They are good in a hanging pot but they are gorgeous in a sitting pot on the doorsteps. Wow. Just beautiful.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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    United States
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    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Rose
    Washington
    United States
    5 years ago
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    Illinois
    United States
    5 years ago
  • Grew this in a container in 2008 that included Raspberry Blast and Vista Bubblegum petunias and they were great and beautiful on their own and together! Love it! Love all three!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Marilyn B. Grua
    Kentucky
    United States
    5 years ago
  • Beautiful in hanging baskets. Very hardy & long blooming. Spread beautifully. Remember to space them correctly!! Great value. Big "bang" for the price!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Nicole
    Wisconsin
    United States
    5 years ago
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