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Supertunia® Black Cherry® Petunia

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  • Height 6-12 Inches
  • Width 18-24 Inches
  • Use as a spiller when using in containers
  • Best selling plant with deep red flowers!

How deep can red flowers get? And how easy can they be to plant and grow? Find out with Supertunia Black Cherry Petunia. These best-selling petunias have it all, including deep red color with even redder, nearly black, accents. The flowers appear all summer with no deadheading or other effort except watering. And even watering is easy, since this petunia can handle some drought as well.

Petunias are among the simplest annuals to grow, and they are stars in summer containers and spots in the landscape. This plant reaches no more than a foot high, but the deep red flowers appear on both the center mound of the plant and stems that can trail over the side of hanging baskets, containers, window boxes or garden bed edges. As a bonus, butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the pretty red, trumpet-shaped flowers.

Supertunia Black Cherry Petunia Care

Supertunias love heat and grow best in spots that get at least 4 to 6 hours of sun a day. These easy-care plants can benefit from applying a controlled-release fertilizer at planting time, and once every 2 months for those in containers. Most petunias grown in the ground need no more fertilizing.

The petunias will spread in a container, spilling over in some areas, and continue blooming with only water and sun. If your petunia spreads too much or begins to look lanky, you can trim it back, trimming no more than one-third of the plant away. Petunias will stop blooming and growing with the first hard frost.

Supertunia Black Cherry Petunia Spacing

Space Supertunia Black Cherry petunias about 12 to 24 inches apart to give them room to spread in a garden bed or mass planting. Plant them a little closer in a container for a fuller and mounding effect.

Supertunia® Black Cherry® Petunia Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description: Deep Red with Black Accents
Bloom Period: Planting To Hard Frost
Foliage Color(s) Green
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Short
Height: 6-12 Inches
Spread: 18-24 Inches
Spacing: 12-24 Inches
Habit: Mounding, Trailing
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Spiller
Use Types: Combinations, Container, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Hanging Baskets, Landscape, Mass Planting
Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Large Flowers, Low Maintenance, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Petunia hybrid 'USTUN3003' USPP 27,312, Can 5,279, US Utility 7,642,436 B2
Common Name: Supertunia® Black Cherry® Petunia
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.