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Supertunia® Blue Skies 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
12" 2'
Height
4" - 12"
Spread
18" - 2'
  • Details

    Features

    Can I COME HOME with you?

    Supertunia petunias are vigorous with slightly mounded habits that function as both fillers and spillers in containers.  They are also excellent landscape plants, best suited to be placed near the front of beds.  They have medium to large sized flowers.

    Award Winner
    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 - 12 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Shade: 
    Sky Blue
    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 large combinations, containers and landscapes.

    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.

    Supertunia® Blue Skies Petunia hybrid 'KL1117mut1' USPP 30,947, Can 6,285
  • 3 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • While the color is beautiful, unlike most petunias, this variety only thrives with morning sun. Even when watering each morning, they completely wilt in the afternoon sun.

      Leslie Lehman
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 1 week ago
    • Blooms heavily, wonderful color, good vigor.

      Matthew
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Wonderful with bubblegum!

      Clifford Brickner
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
  • 20 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2020 Top Performer - Cool Season LSU
    2018 Top Performer Jardin Daniel A. Seguin
    2018 Top Performer University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
    2018 Perfect Score All Season Michigan State University
    2018 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2018 Top Performer University of Minnesota - Morris
    2018 Top Performer Cornell University
    2018 Top Performer University of Georgia
    2018 Top Spring Season Annuals Mississippi State University - Poplarville
    2018 Top Performer University of Guelph
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