- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 12 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 10 - 11
- Use As A Spiller In Containers
Supertunia® Persimmon Petunia will add a jolt of long-lasting color to any container or hanging basket. The juicy, two-toned flowers are versatile enough to be paired with hot-colored flowers or pastels to make stunning combinations. Supertunia® is the ultimate low-maintenance container plant that requires no deadheading to continue blooming from late spring to the first frost in fall. The natural mounding and slight spreading habit of Supertunia® make this plant a must-have as a filler or a spiller in mixed seasonal arrangements.
Although Petunias are considered tender perennials in USDA zones 10-11, gardeners often treat this as an annual plant, using it in a hanging basket or container, or as an easy, temporary groundcover in a garden bed. The delicate-looking flowers of Supertunias® are sturdy and able to withstand heat, humidity, and heavy rains with little extra care. The large, slightly fragrant flowers attract beneficial pollinators and hummingbirds to your garden.
Supertunia® Persimmon Petunia Care
Petunias require plenty of sun to bloom vigorously throughout the growing season. Shade early in the morning or late in the afternoon is acceptable and will help plants growing in sweltering climates recover before nighttime. Container-grown plants are best planted in an all-purpose potting mix with added coir or perlite to enhance drainage and keep the hanging basket or pot lightweight. Petunias planted in the ground grow well in average garden soil mulched with organic compost. Watering of container-grown Petunias may need to be done daily or more often during hot or dry weather. Try to concentrate the water on the soil and root area and keep the foliage and flowers dry. Fertilize container-growing Petunias once every two weeks with a diluted liquid feed formulated for heavy-blooming plants. Look for products high in phosphorous (P) and potassium (K) to support blooming and root formation. Deadheading of Supertunias® is unnecessary, although a light trim may be needed later in the season to keep the plant in scale with other plants in a mixed seasonal planter.
Supertunias® can be grown indoors as a houseplant over the winter with the right growing conditions. Grow lights and extra humidity are a must. A better way to overwinter Persimmon Supertunia® would be to encourage the plant to go into a state of semi-dormancy. Cut the plant back to within 4-6 inches of the pot rim and place the container in a dark spot that will remain above 45-50 degrees F throughout the winter. A frost-free garage or greenhouse is perfect, although a dark corner in the basement works fine too. Keep the pots on the dry side and only water once a month or less. When the weather warms in late spring, bring the containers to a sunny location and water them when the first new green shoots emerge.
Supertunia® Persimmon Petunia Spacing
The mounding and spreading habit of Supertunias makes them great fillers and spillers for containers. At maturity, plants can reach 12 inches high and 2 feet wide with proper watering and feeding. Space plants 18 inches apart on the center for a quick, dense groundcover in a garden bed. Container-grown plants can be spaced closer together. Three Supertunia plants are enough to fill a 12-inch hanging basket.
Supertunia® Persimmon Petunia Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 - 11|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 12 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 12 - 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Orange|
|Flower Description: Persimmon Orange|
|Bloom Period: Planting To Hard Frost|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Spiller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Groundcovers, Hanging Baskets, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Supertunia® Persimmon Petunia|
|Scientific Name: Petunia hybrid|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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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.
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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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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
Time of Order:
- 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.