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Supertunia® Giant Pink Petunia hybrid

(16 REVIEWS)
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" 36"
Height
6 - 12"
Spread
24 - 36"
  • Details

    Features

    I'm looking for a POT to call HOME.

    Very vigorous and quite trailing.  It is good in both landscapes and containers.  It has very large flowers with excellent weather tolerance.  It will function as a spiller in containers and is best used at the front of beds.

    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: 
    6 - 12 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 24 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: 

    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.®Supertunias are a longtime favorite of growers and home gardeners alike. They're virtually maintenance free and bloom continuously throughout the season. Their large blossoms attract hummingbirds and butterflies. This year Proven Winners brings two unique Petunias: Giant Pink and Red.

    Supertunias are a longtime favorite of growers and home gardeners alike. They're virtually maintenance free and bloom continuously throughout the season. Their large blossoms attract hummingbirds and butterflies. This year Proven Winners brings two unique Petunias: Giant Pink and Red. Giant Pink is an outstanding, extremely vigorous Petunia with very large, hot-pink flowers that makes a beautiful hanging basket in record time. Even more exciting is our new red. Finally vegetative petunias with a great red color that perform all season. Great in both baskets and pots.

    Supertunia® Giant Pink Petunia hybrid 'USTUNI153' USPP 14,856, Can 1,934
  • 16 Reviews

    • This is by far the most amazing petunia I've ever grown. It makes huge blooms, and a huge plant, with a giant mound of pure color. Almost no green is seen - just bloom! Each plant makes at least a 3' circle of bright pink blooms, and it stays in bloom! Of all the Proven Winners I grow, this is my go- to... my all out favorite. The one I ask for every year, at all my garden centers. I live on a corner, entering my subdivision and this plant makes a splash clearly visible from the streets on each side.

      A.Coon
      Alaska
      United States
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I love this petunia! It's HUGE, the biggest I've ever seen. I hope to grow this for many years.

      Stephanie
      Tennessee
      United States
      4 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I grew Vista Giant pink a few years ago but could not find a vendor for several years but finally found it this year. Love the color and bloom size. Vista bubblegum is a fave too. It's planted around my mailbox and is huge!

      Carol Shockley
      Arkansas
      United States
      5 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I grew Vista Giant pink a few years ago but could not find a vendor for several years but finally found it this year. Love the color and bloom size. Vista bubblegum is a fave too. It's planted around my mailbox and is huge!

      Carol Shockley
      Arkansas
      United States
      5 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Supertunia Giant Pink is the best petunia I have ever grown. I have planted them for several years and only wish Proven Winners would come up with other colors with the same growth habit . Have tried other PW supertunia s, but nothing can compare. I plant them about 20 in. apart and they grow into a solid mass of hot pink beauty. We live in the country and have a shallow well, so can't water as freely as I would like,but they grow beautifully anyway. I deadhead while they are small, but once they get rooted in good and get more size I stop because by then they are such a mass of blooms it's no longer necessary. Before I found Giant Pinks, my favorite was Bubblegum, which is a very good petunia, but the bloom size and color of the Giant Pink far surpass any others. I hope you can hybridized a Giant Red, White, or Purple soon!!!!!!!

      Lucy Dean
      Ohio
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Supertunia Giant Pink is the best petunia I have ever grown. I have planted them for several years and only wish Proven Winners would come up with other colors with the same growth habit . Have tried other PW supertunia s, but nothing can compare. I plant them about 20 in. apart and they grow into a solid mass of hot pink beauty. We live in the country and have a shallow well, so can't water as freely as I would like,but they grow beautifully anyway. I deadhead while they are small, but once they get rooted in good and get more size I stop because by then they are such a mass of blooms it's no longer necessary. Before I found Giant Pinks, my favorite was Bubblegum, which is a very good petunia, but the bloom size and color of the Giant Pink far surpass any others. I hope you can hybridized a Giant Red, White, or Purple soon!!!!!!!

      Lucy Dean
      Ohio
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • These petunias made an outstanding show in my garden and in my containers and baskets. Of all the petunias I've ever grown, this one's my favorite.

      April
      7 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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      Maine
      United States
      8 years ago
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      Arkansas
      United States
      8 years ago
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      Minnesota
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      8 years ago
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  • 4 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2005 Top 25 Cornell University
    2005 Top 25 Cornell University
    2005 Top 25 Cornell University
    2005 Top 25 Cornell University
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