My first year and didn't plant until mid-June when we got back from a trip. By the end of July, the blooms were decreasing and by early August all six containers no longer have many blooms if any. I think the problem may be fertilizer since its been an unusually wet summer in KS and I didn't water much until recently and therefore didn't feed. I'm going to get some dry, slow release fertilizer, but it may be too late according to the article. I'll try again, but a major disappointment.
Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum® Petunia hybrid
- Hardy Zones
- 10 - 11
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 16 - 24 Inches
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.
Use in large combinations and landscapes
Self-cleaning no deadheading necessary, this is not necessarily true of all Petunias.
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.
- Barry EstellMissionKansasUnited States26 weeks ago
My first year and didn't plant until mid-June when we got back from a trip. By the end of July, the blooms were decreasing and by early August all six containers no longer have many blooms if any. I think the problem may be fertilizer since its been an unusually wet summer in KS and I didn't water much until recently and therefore didn't feed. I'm going to get some dry, slow release fertilizer, but it may be too late according to the article. I'll try again, but a major disappointment.Barry EstellMissionKansasUnited States26 weeks ago
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Pretty pink flowers, mine has been cross breeding with the vista silverberry giving me some unique flowersJennifer WinshipVernonBritish ColumbiaCanada1 year ago
Unbelievably fabulous plant - a real eye catcher. Plants are vigorous and grow huge. No care required other than watering and fertilizing. Just spectacular.Linda LockWest HartfordConnecticutUnited States1 year ago
Love my bubblegums!KellyUnited States1 year ago
By far my favorite. Bubblegum is amazing. I've planted it for four years now and will definitely be planting it again. I do both pots and in the landscape and both ways are equally as impressive. A must have if you want something showy without much fuss. Simply gorgeous!SherrieGlenwood CityWisconsinUnited States1 year ago
This is a beautiful petunia and it blooms and blooms and blooms. Any of the Surfinia or Supertunias will just outdo themselves blooming all during the summer if you keep them fertilized. They are just gorgeous and I can't wait to see mine bloom this year!Juanell HopperAmoryMississippiUnited States1 year ago
Best plant ever. Vista Bubblegum will bloom all season long and never stop giving you all it has to give. Loves the heat of summer. I have even it had it live through a couple of mild winters in North Texas. It is without a doubt, the best flowering plant I have ever purchased.Donna MayerchakAledoTexasUnited States1 year ago
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