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Supertunia® Saffron Finch Petunia hybrid

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
12" 2' 30cm 61cm
Height: 4" - 12"
Spread: 18" - 2'
Height: 10cm - 30cm
Spread: 46cm - 61cm
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  • Details

    4 - 12 Inches
    12 - 24 Inches
    18 - 24 Inches
    10cm - 30cm
    30cm - 61cm
    46cm - 61cm

    Features

    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.

    Supertunia® Saffron Finch, a new sunny yellow Supertunia with a full, well-branched, rounded habit. Its flowers are a more intense yellow than Supertunia Limoncello, but they may transition to creamy yellow in southern climates. Try pairing Supertunia Saffron Finch with bold purples, reds and magentas for an especially eye-catching look. Its mounded trailing habit helps it mix beautifully with other medium to high vigor varieties in hanging baskets, upright containers and window boxes, and it can also be used as a flowering groundcover. Like all Supertunias, you can expect this colorful new petunia to bloom prolifically all season without deadheading.

     

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

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    4 - 12 Inches 10cm - 30cm
    Trails Up To: 
    36 Inches 91cm
    Spacing: 
    12 - 24 Inches 30cm - 61cm
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches 46cm - 61cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Flower Shade: 
    Sunny yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounding Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Hard Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    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.

    Learn more about petunia care in this in-depth guide. 

    Supertunia® Saffron Finch Petunia hybrid ''Balcobees'' USPP 32,448
  • 2 Reviews

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    • Ordered this plant via Proven Winners in the fall for Spring planting. Received, planted, watered and fertilized. Unfortunately, after flowering the Deer ate all 7 plants, even pulling them out of the ground. I called Proven Winners, and relayed my story thinking they would replace those plants as they were advertised as Deer Resistant. No such luck, they quickly told me that DR was not a guarantee and made no attempt to replace my plants. This was my third year of ordering online from them, I like PW, mainly from watching Garden Answer. I thought they would back their advertisement up, sorely not. I won’t be ordering anything else from them, or purchasing their product from the big box stores either.

      Glenn A
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 2 weeks ago
    • This yellow is the best PW YELLOW yet. Reminds me of the yellow in lemon slice, but more intense. Utterly cheerful and dazzling. Great growth pattern for the pots they’re in, very long lasting blooms, have tolerated MI crazy springtime temperatures and generally just make me SMILE.

      Ann P
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 3 weeks ago
  • 6 Awards

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    2023 Perfect Score Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2023 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2023 Director's Select Penn State
    2023 Top Performer Ohio State University Extension - Springfield
    2023 Top Performer UGA
    2023 Top Performer University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
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