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Supertunia® Trailing Silver Petunia hybrid

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

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    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.

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    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: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    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: 

    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.

    The Best Petunia. Period.® The bestselling vegetative Petunias ever, the only thing better than 10 Supertunia varieties are two more. With their nonstop blooms, irresistible fragrance, and self-cleaning habit, these newest members of the family are destined for greatness in beds and containers from coast to coast.

    The bestselling vegetative Petunias ever, the only thing better than 10 Supertunia varieties are two more. With their nonstop blooms, irresistible fragrance, and self-cleaning habit, these newest members of the family are destined for greatness in beds and containers from coast to coast.

    Supertunia® Trailing Silver Petunia hybrid 'Petwiblv' USPP 17,247, Can 2,594
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    • I picked up the mini silver at a local nursery inside a packed green house and the color of the veins caught my eye! I planted it in a cone planter with stand as my spiller and it's outstanding trailing makes it look like it's a dripping ice cream cone. When it's in direct sunlight it shimmers. I am absolutely in love with this plant and highly recommend it!

      Michelle Trant
      , New Hampshire
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • Decided to grab one this year and glad I did. Planted in large barrel in front yard. In just 5 days has gone from no flowers to about 10 in full bloom. Definitely seems to be a trailer but is mounding OK so far. I prefer the somewhat smaller blooms as they are more wind resistant and keep their shape better. Deadheads very easily and needs only water, biweekly feeding and 4+ hours of sun.

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      , Maryland
      , United States
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    • First time to purchase these plants. Love them and hope to have blooms all summer.

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      , Texas
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
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  • 41 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2011 Superior (top 10%) Penn State
    2011 Superior (top 10%) Penn State
    2009 Best Varieties Penn State
    2009 Best Varieties Penn State
    2009 Best Varieties Penn State
    2008 Top 22 Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2008 Top 22 Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2008 Top 22 Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2008 Top 22 Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2007 Top Pick Cornell University
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