Petunia Supertunia Mini Silver - IN STORE PICK-UP ONLY

SKU: 5986
$4.59

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Pre-order until April 30th, while quantities last.  Pickup will be between May 10th - May 31st.

4.5" pot

 

Supertunia Mini 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 Mini 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

Duration: 
 Annual
 
Height Category: 
 Short
 
Garden Height: 
 4 - 8 Inches
 
Trails Up To: 
 36 Inches
 
Spacing: 
 12 - 18 Inches
 
Spread: 
 24 - 36 Inches
 
Flower Colors: 
 White
 
Flower Shade: 
 White
 
Foliage Colors: 
 Green
 
Foliage Shade: 
 Green
 
Habit: 
 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
 Edging Plant
 Groundcover
 Landscape
 Mass Planting
Uses Notes: 

Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations planters.

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.

The Best Petunia. Period.® The bestselling vegetative Petunias ever, the only thing better than 10 Supertunia varieties are two more. With their nonstop blooms, irresistible fragrance, and self-cleaning habit, these newest members of the family are destined for greatness in beds and containers from coast to coast.

The bestselling vegetative Petunias ever, the only thing better than 10 Supertunia varieties are two more. With their nonstop blooms, irresistible fragrance, and self-cleaning habit, these newest members of the family are destined for greatness in beds and containers from coast to coast.

Supertunia® Trailing (Formerly Mini) Silver Petunia hybrid 'Petwiblv' USPP 17,247, Can 2,594

To help ensure your satisfaction, Peter Knippel Nursery Inc. offers the following guarantee:

GUARANTEE: Peter Knippel Nursery Inc. agrees to replace once at no charge, any tree, shrub or evergreen purchased at regular retail price, which fails to grow in the first year from date of purchase.

Roses are guaranteed for the duration of the first growing season (from Spring to Fall) from the date of purchase.

Plants purchased on sale are guaranteed to the sale price only.

In no case shall Peter Knippel Nursery Inc. be liable for more than the amount of the original purchase price.

NOT COVERED: The guarantee does not apply to annuals, perennials, above-ground planters, sod, bulbs, seeds, customer plants which have been transplanted or ‘final sale’ items. Roses are not guaranteed over the Winter months.

We do not guarantee against losses due to vandalism, theft, mechanical or chemical injury, animal damage, pest damage, neglect, improper care or severe weather conditions beyond our control.

CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITY: The purchaser agrees to follow proper planting, maintenance, watering frequency and winter protection.

If replacement is necessary, the customer is responsible for presenting the failed plant material and the original purchase invoice.