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Supertunia Vista® Bubblegum® Petunia hybrid

(243 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
24" 36"
Height
12 - 24"
Spread
24 - 36"
  • Details

    Features

    Don't JUST keep up with the Joneses. LEAPFROG them.

    The Best Petunia. Period.® Supertunia Vista petunias are very vigorous, with mounding habits that can reach up to 2 feet in height in the landscape and will trail over the edges of baskets and containers up to 4 feet by the end of the season.  They are fantastic landscape plants and are great in large containers, where they function as both fillers and spillers.  In garden beds, they will work either in the front or middle of the bed.  They have medium-sized flowers.

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

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 24 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 32 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounding Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    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: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in large combinations, containers and landscapes.

    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 Vista -The best petunia for landscapes. Hands down. Supertunia® Vista varieties deliver an outstanding performance over the entire season, lasting an extra month in southern states and well into fall in moderate climates. They are bred to flower earlier, grow taller and wider, and grow more vigorously than other Supertunia®.

    The Best Petunia. Period.® Whats the difference between a Supertunia Vista Bubblegum and any other Supertunia? You can see my bubbles from a l-o-o-o-n-g way off. Vista, a distant view or prospect. Bubbles, bubblegum. Never mind. A Supertunia Vista is a Petunia. As in were way vigorous and have a mounding/cascading habit.

    So in a garden bed, border, or landscape feature we grow 16 - 24 inches tall, and spread w-a-a-y out. As much as 2 feet. You want to fill an area with wall-to-wall medium pink flowers all season? I'm your plant. Hanging baskets, window boxes, patio containers, same story.

    You know what else is totally wicked? I'm disease resistant, self-cleaning, and have sturdy stems so I always look good. I'm an annual except in zones 10 - 11. Full sun, water and a good fertilizer will keep me in the pink until frost.

    Supertunia Vista® Bubblegum® Petunia hybrid 'USTUNI6001' USPP 17,730, Can 2,871
  • 243 Reviews

    • Vista bubblegum is so easy to care for. I plant in container on back porch. Gets half day morning sun afternoon shade. Lasts all summer. Overflows the sides gracefully cascading down sides.

      Williams
      , United States
      , 6 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • If you have a section in your garden that is empty and in direct sun, this plant will easily fill it! I bought 5 last year to fill around the base of a tree, and they completely filled it with blooms from early Spring to late fall. Definitely bang for your buck. I just fertilized once a week to every two weeks, and watered them, and they were great. Even when I neglected them a little, they still did great. Will repurchase again.

      Jennifer P.
      , South Carolina
      , United States
      , 7 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This plant is really something else. I bought a few plants. One I put in the ground, and it grew into a 4 foot across mass of pink blooms. I watered it once and the rain did the rest. It's November 6th in zone 7 and its STILL blooming and one of the only things still alive. I put 2 plants into a container and they grew into a giant mass as well. They died off sooner but that was bc my lack of watering. Super easy plant and next year I want to put them all over my backyard.

      Victoria
      , New York
      , United States
      , 21 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Oh.My.Goodness! What a plant! I am beyond amazed. I can see why people use these. They are stunning and are so easy to grow. I planted 12 in my flower bed that is approximately30' long. It filled up the whole front area and trailed down the low brick wall. You could see a mass of bright pink over a block away! Only issue I had was when I went on vacation I installed a drip system and I think they got too much water as they look wilted now. My pots, however, flourished on vacation with the drip system so I learned something about gardening for sure! Highly, highly recommended.

      Dawn Augustyn
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 33 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I ordered several of these plants for some containers. Boy, do these really take off! I swear they grow inches every day and just really fill the space. In my experience they do self-clean! The color seems to vary though- I don't know if its sunlight/nutrient dependent. Most blooms are darker than what is pictured here, but once in awhile I get gorgeous blooms exactly like the picture shows. Would recommend! I'll probably use these next year, too.

      Kim
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 37 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Amazing! never ceases to amaze me and my customers

      Belva Lotzer
      , Montana
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I planted mine just before a heat wave in late June. They have been struggling even tho I water them often. Do I cut them back for the winter and cut off the dead blooms? I was told this was a perennial Thanks.

      Tricia D
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I've planted these for the last three summers in a row. They are absolutely beautiful! Until the last week in July. Then the flowers fade, every single summer! I water and fertilize weekly. They are so pretty when they are in bloom but it just doesn't last. I have three months until they come out with no flowers

      Anonymous
      , Oklahoma
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • I've planted these for the last three summers in a row. They are absolutely beautiful! Until the last week in July. Then the flowers fade, every single summer! I water and fertilize weekly. They are so pretty when they are in bloom but it just doesn't last. I have three months until they come out with no flowers

      Anonymous
      , Oklahoma
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • Awesome Supertunias!! Outstanding performance!!

      Anonymous
      , 4 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 331 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2019 Top Performer - Petunia - Early Texas A&M - East Texas Bedding Plant Trial
    2018 Leader of the Pack - Late Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Perfect Score All Season Michigan State University
    2018 Leader of the Pack - All Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Perect Score All Season Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2018 Top 10 University of Minnesota - Morris
    2018 Top Performer University of Wisconsin
    2018 Top Performer Jardin Daniel A. Seguin
    2018 Top Perfomer Jardin Botanique Roger-Van den Hende
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