These were every bit the performers I was hoping for! One box seemed to take a tumble during shipment, and some had clearly fallen completely out of their containers since they were laying sideways and the rootball only looked to be about 1" cube. I planted them all anyway and crossed my fingers. Not only did every single one survive but they are still all thriving! They have been blooming more and more since their planting date, no deadheading required. Unlike a lot of annuals with white blooms, these don't get brown on the petals, they just wilt and fall off on their own so they look fantastic all the time. Highly recommend!
Supertunia Vista® Snowdrift™ Petunia hybrid
- 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).
FeaturesDon't JUST keep up with the Joneses. LEAPFROG them.
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.Award WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:ButterfliesHummingbirds
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:12 - 24 InchesTrails Up To:36 InchesSpacing:18 - 32 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:True WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:Mounding TrailingContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To Hard FrostHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses 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® Snowdrift™ Petunia hybrid 'BBTUN04401' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
Mary, Washington, United States, 4 days ago
I was over the moon excited to find this new vista series petunia in my local garden center after seeing it featured on my favorite youtube channel last year - Garden Answer. In mid April I bought up all their larger pots (10 inch) and then purchased the 4 inch cans to supplement the other areas of my landscape and planters. I constantly catch people walking, driving and biking by our house and pointing at the display of amazing white flowers. These are absolutely stunning and over achieved my expectations 10 fold.Lauren Connor, New Jersey, United States, 2 weeks ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial 2019 Leader of the Pack - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum 2019 Leader of the Pack - Late Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum 2019 Perfect Score All Season University of Minnesota - Grand Rapids 2019 Perfect Score All Season - Container University of Minnesota - Grand Rapids 2019 Highlight Plant Mississippi State University - Poplarville 2019 Top Performer - Mid Season Michigan State University 2019 Top Performer Cornell University 2019 Top Performer Penn State 2019 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens 2019 Leader of the Pack - Early Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
What you'll need
Color SchemeVibrant MixPot Size12"