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Supertunia® Trailing Strawberry Pink Veined 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

    Hometown: BLOOMINGTON.

    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.

    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 - 8 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink
    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 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.® Maintenance-free, perpetually in bloom, deliciously fragrant, and a wonderful range of colors, plants in the Supertunia series have everything consumers look for - large flowers, mini flowers and double flowers.

    Maintenance-free, perpetually in bloom, deliciously fragrant, and a wonderful range of colors, plants in the Supertunia series have everything consumers look for - large flowers, mini flowers and double flowers.

    Supertunia® Trailing Strawberry Pink Veined Petunia hybrid 'Constraw' USPP 13,539, Can 1,609
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    • I grew this plant and still had it in my whiskey barrels until the first of November when I pulled them out and planted mums and pansies. Even though I pulled them out they still looked amazing making me wonder how long they really would have lasted.

      Greg DeRee
      , Kansas
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Bought to supplement a million bells in a hanging basket-quickly took over. Unfortunately the caterpillars recently found it and have turned my beautiful basket into swiss cheese.

      Michelle
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Planted in container and did extremely well. Looked wonderful all season

      Theresa
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • excellent plant

      Valerie Young
      , Kansas
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • I was never a petunia fan: too limp & floppy for my tastes. But I decided to try these when I couldn't find the ivyleaf geraniums that I usually plant in my windowboxes. The mini blooms are bright, perky, & SO much easier than geraniums! Gorgeous!

      S. Nuckolls
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • I planted this supertunia alone in a pot. I had to elevate the plant to a stand because it grew so long it spilled to the ground. Supertunia is now my plant of choice!!

      Lisa
      , Iowa
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • 3 years ago i planted it near the entry steps and it was beautiful all year and no maintenance need, however i have not been able to find it in the garden centers

      k danford
      , West Virginia
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
  • 21 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 Peformer Penn State
    2008 Top 22 Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2008 Top Peformer Penn State
    2008 Top Peformer Penn State
    2008 Top 22 Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
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