Tried the Vista series for 1st time. I’ve tried other Supertunias before in my hanging baskets with limited success. Usually by this time in June, they are looking haggard and performing poorly. Not these Vistas !! Will definitely be my choice in the future! Just need a few more colors.
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The Best Petunia. Period.® Supertunia Vista petunias are very vigorous, with mounding habits that can reach up to 2 feet in height in the landscape and will trail over the edges of baskets and containers up to 4 feet by the end of the season. They are fantastic landscape plants and are great in large containers, where they function as both fillers and spillers. In garden beds, they will work either in the front or middle of the bed. They have medium-sized flowers.Best SellerAward WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesHummingbirds
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:12 - 24 InchesTrails Up To:36 InchesSpacing:18 - 32 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:PinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:Mounding TrailingContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To Hard FrostHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Use in large combinations, containers and landscapes.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.
Supertunia Vista -The best petunia for landscapes. Hands down. Supertunia® Vista varieties deliver an outstanding performance over the entire season, lasting an extra month in southern states and well into fall in moderate climates. They are bred to flower earlier, grow taller and wider, and grow more vigorously than other Supertunia®.
The Best Petunia. Period.® Whats the difference between a Supertunia Vista Bubblegum and any other Supertunia? You can see my bubbles from a l-o-o-o-n-g way off. Vista, a distant view or prospect. Bubbles, bubblegum. Never mind. A Supertunia Vista is a Petunia. As in were way vigorous and have a mounding/cascading habit.
So in a garden bed, border, or landscape feature we grow 16 - 24 inches tall, and spread w-a-a-y out. As much as 2 feet. You want to fill an area with wall-to-wall medium pink flowers all season? I'm your plant. Hanging baskets, window boxes, patio containers, same story.
You know what else is totally wicked? I'm disease resistant, self-cleaning, and have sturdy stems so I always look good. I'm an annual except in zones 10 - 11. Full sun, water and a good fertilizer will keep me in the pink until frost.Supertunia Vista® Bubblegum® Petunia hybrid 'USTUNI6001' USPP 17,730, Can 2,871
Paul Provenzano, Illinois, United States, 2 weeks ago
Tried the Vista series for 1st time. I’ve tried other Supertunias before in my hanging baskets with limited success. Usually by this time in June, they are looking haggard and performing poorly. Not these Vistas !! Will definitely be my choice in the future! Just need a few more colors.Paul Provenzano, Illinois, United States, 2 weeks ago
Purchased 3 of these at a local garden center. 1 went in a hanging basket with supertnia Bordeaux, sweet potato vine, and lantana. The 2nd went in a container with same plants less the lantana. The last 1 hasn't been planted yet and gets full sun where the others are partial sun. The one in full sun is growing almost twice as quickly. All have been cut back and look beautiful with new growth. Super impressed with this plant! Zone 7b.Heather Cole, North Carolina, United States, 5 weeks ago
Joy, Ontario, Canada, 7 weeks ago
So the Supertunias themselves are great. Every year I drive to a greenhouse that is 1.5 hours away from me to buy 40 of them for my window boxes and planters. Although I love the greenhouse, I'm hoping to find a way to save time on travel for future years and so I ordered some directionally from the Proven Winners website to see how they compared to the Bubblegum Supertunia plants I buy from my local greenhouse. What a difference in a horrible way! I wish I could include a picture of the supertunias I bought from Proven Winners vs the supertunias I bought from my local greenhouse. The plants from the Proven Winners website are only greenery, very small, and $8.95 each. The supertunias that I bought from the greenhouse, have a ton of blooms, they're big, bushy, and were $4.50 each.Jessica Carney, New York, United States, 7 weeks ago
Vista bubblegum is so easy to care for. I plant in container on back porch. Gets half day morning sun afternoon shade. Lasts all summer. Overflows the sides gracefully cascading down sides.Williams, United States, 19 weeks ago
If you have a section in your garden that is empty and in direct sun, this plant will easily fill it! I bought 5 last year to fill around the base of a tree, and they completely filled it with blooms from early Spring to late fall. Definitely bang for your buck. I just fertilized once a week to every two weeks, and watered them, and they were great. Even when I neglected them a little, they still did great. Will repurchase again.Jennifer P., South Carolina, United States, 20 weeks ago
This plant is really something else. I bought a few plants. One I put in the ground, and it grew into a 4 foot across mass of pink blooms. I watered it once and the rain did the rest. It's November 6th in zone 7 and its STILL blooming and one of the only things still alive. I put 2 plants into a container and they grew into a giant mass as well. They died off sooner but that was bc my lack of watering. Super easy plant and next year I want to put them all over my backyard.Victoria, New York, United States, 34 weeks ago
Oh.My.Goodness! What a plant! I am beyond amazed. I can see why people use these. They are stunning and are so easy to grow. I planted 12 in my flower bed that is approximately30' long. It filled up the whole front area and trailed down the low brick wall. You could see a mass of bright pink over a block away! Only issue I had was when I went on vacation I installed a drip system and I think they got too much water as they look wilted now. My pots, however, flourished on vacation with the drip system so I learned something about gardening for sure! Highly, highly recommended.Dawn Augustyn, Illinois, United States, 46 weeks ago
I ordered several of these plants for some containers. Boy, do these really take off! I swear they grow inches every day and just really fill the space. In my experience they do self-clean! The color seems to vary though- I don't know if its sunlight/nutrient dependent. Most blooms are darker than what is pictured here, but once in awhile I get gorgeous blooms exactly like the picture shows. Would recommend! I'll probably use these next year, too.Kim, Minnesota, United States, 51 weeks ago
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Color SchemeMonochromaticExposurePart Sun to SunPot Size14"