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Supertunia® Trailing Rose Veined Petunia hybrid

(7 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
8" 36"
Height
4 - 8"
Spread
24 - 36"
  • Details

    Features

    I'm FIT for a QUEEN.

    Supertunia Trailing petunias are very strongly trailing, with very little height.  They will function as spillers in containers, but are also good as front-of-the-bed plants for landscapes.  If your goal for hanging baskets or window boxes is to have the plants be as long as possible, Supertunia Trailing is the best choice.  They have small flowers.

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

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    4 - 8 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pale mulberry with deep mulberry veins
    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: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    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.

    Supertunia® Trailing Rose Veined Petunia hybrid 'USTUN53402' USPP 27,390, Can 5,280
  • 7 Reviews

    • I’m a regular PW customer, and have lots of experience with Supertunias. Unfortunately this one in particular does not bloom like the other Supertunias. Usually my plants are covered in blooms, but this variety has 1-2 blooms on it at any given time, if you’re lucky. Very odd, coming from PW.

      Sarah Robertson
      Ontario
      Canada
      19 weeks ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • I’m a regular PW customer, and have lots of experience with Supertunias. Unfortunately this one in particular does not bloom like the other Supertunias. Usually my plants are covered in blooms, but this variety has 1-2 blooms on it at any given time, if you’re lucky. Very odd, coming from PW.

      Sarah Robertson
      Ontario
      Canada
      19 weeks ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • I was sent this Supertunia Trailing (Mini) Rose Veined as a free gift for my first order here and I have been absolutely delighted with it's performance. This plant is by far the best, most prolific bloomer I've ever grown with pretty foliage all summer long. It's hardy in my hot and humid Florida climate but seems to thrive even as fall approaches with 50 degree temperatures at night. I will buy this particular Supertunia every year if I can. I've had to resort to buying online because I can't find Supertunias locally.

      Kris Hodges
      Florida
      United States
      1 year ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • This is a tough plant and it blooms beautifully!

      Janna
      Tennessee
      United States
      1 year ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • This plant is beyond amazing! They are packed full of blooms and have grown 2+ feet in trailing length. I planted these both in the landscape as well as containers and both have exceeded my expectations. Can't wait to buy these again next year!

      Kelly
      3 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I was able to get both hanging planters and 4" pots several years ago from my local retailers and loved this petunia for its showiness and ability to stand up to heat in my 7 window boxes. Trailed beautifully without getting leggy! The past 4 years have not been able to find it at any of the 5 Proven Winners retailers in my location and am disappointed with the choices I've had to resort to. Looked gorgeous mixed with the magenta supertunia . I tried raspberry blast one year, then strawberry blast another year, both having the tendency to return to their mother plant single color plant (ie solid color vs striped) during the year. This year I'm trying two hanging planters of Picasso in Pink and 7 window boxes a combination of 21 Picasso and 14 Sweet Caroline sweet potato vine. Problem was when I got home from the garden store, they had planted the hanging plants with the "pink" Picasso, while the 4" pots of the other Picasso were a deeper magenta color (can't remember color). Realized too late after everything was planted and I looked at all plant tags that they were different colors...my mistake I guess, but I wouldn't have thought to check either...now I will. Great plants anyways tho'. Never going back to scraggly petunias!

      Lois Cariola
      New York
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I was able to get both hanging planters and 4" pots several years ago from my local retailers and loved this petunia for its showiness and ability to stand up to heat in my 7 window boxes. Trailed beautifully without getting leggy! The past 4 years gave not been able to find it at any of the 5 Proven Winners retailers in my location and am disappointed with the choices I've had to resort to. Looked gorgeous mixed with the magenta supertunia . I tried raspberry blast one year, then strawberry blast another year, both having the tendency to return to their mother plant single color plant (ie solid color vs striped) during the year. This year I'm trying two hanging planters of Picasso in Pink and 7 window boxes a combination of 21 Picasso and 14 Sweet Caroline sweet potato vine. Problem was when I got home from the garden store, they gad planted the ganging plants with the "pink" Picasso, while the 4" pots of the other Picasso were a deeper magenta color (can't remember color). Realized too Karen after everything was planted and I looked at all plant tags that they were different colors...my mistake I guess, but I would have thought to check either...now I will. Great plants skyways tho'. Never going back to scraggly petunias!

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