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Supertunia Vista® Silverberry Petunia hybrid

(37 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
24" 36"
Height
12 - 24"
Spread
24 - 36"
  • Details

    Features

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    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 Seller
    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: 
    12 - 24 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 32 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounding Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    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: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses 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®.

    Supertunia Vista® Silverberry Petunia hybrid 'USTUNI60-01M' USPP 20,903, Can 3,866
  • 37 Reviews

    • This is the first year I've grown this plant, but it won't be the last! I saw it early in the season on a private garden tour and then purchased several for my own garden. Two plants planted in one 3 foot window box filled in within weeks and provided a huge display that is still blooming into November after several hard frosts. It was also useful in large and small pots on my porch and terrace. I love white flowers because they are a rest to the eyes and appear cool in the heat of summer. Silverberry also provides just that little touch of pink that is very pleasing and which blends with almost anything. This plant has been in constant bloom since early May (6 months), is pretty both at close inspection and from a distance, needs no grooming at all and it grows to be a lovely spreading plant with no effort on my part. I will absolutely search it out next year and use more of it.

      Laura Zimmermann
      Maryland
      United States
      1 year ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • This is the first year I've grown this plant, but it won't be the last! I saw it early in the season on a private garden tour and then purchased several for my own garden. Two plants planted in one 3 foot window box filled in within weeks and provided a huge display that is still blooming into November after several hard frosts. It was also useful in large and small pots on my porch and terrace. I love white flowers because they are a rest to the eyes and appear cool in the heat of summer. Silverberry also provides just that little touch of pink that is very pleasing and which blends with almost anything. This plant has been in constant bloom since early May (6 months), is pretty both at close inspection and from a distance, needs no grooming at all and it grows to be a lovely spreading plant with no effort on my part. I will absolutely search it out next year and use more of it.

      Laura Zimmermann
      Maryland
      United States
      1 year ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • This is the first year I've grown this plant, but it won't be the last! I saw it early in the season on a private garden tour and then purchased several for my own garden. Two plants planted in one 3 foot window box filled in within weeks and provided a huge display that is still blooming into November after several hard frosts. It was also useful in large and small pots on my porch and terrace. I love white flowers because they are a rest to the eyes and appear cool in the heat of summer. Silverberry also provides just that little touch of pink that is very pleasing and which blends with almost anything. This plant has been in constant bloom since early May (6 months), is pretty both at close inspection and from a distance, needs no grooming at all and it grows to be a lovely spreading plant with no effort on my part. I will absolutely search it out next year and use more of it.

      Laura Zimmermann
      Maryland
      United States
      1 year ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Beautiful plant but be forewarned this plant is a very aggressive grower and will overpower any other plant you have in your container. Grow it by itself and you will not be disappointed.

      Eric
      Michigan
      United States
      2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Beautiful plant but be forewarned this plant is a very aggressive grower and will overpower any other plant you have in your container. Grow it by itself and you will not be disappointed.

      Eric
      Michigan
      United States
      2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I stumbled on this by accident, mid summer. One of my white petunias died, and I went to the garden center to find a replacement. It being late in the season, there were not all the choices normally there. There were no whites. I decided this Vista Silverberry looked the closest to white, so with a little reservation, I bought the plant. It turned out to be the best accidental plant purchase I ever made. It is gorgeous. It sparkles. It is incredibly vigorous. It spread a full four feet (or more), and it was not scraggly. It had a low mounding habit that stretched out so far. It did not fade at all even in the heat of the summer. It was in dappled shade , not the best for petunias, but that did not bother this gangbuster plant. I search this one out, as it sells out. I have even asked employees if they have any in the back that are not on display because they don't have flowers yet. If they do, I stock up ... they don't seem to mind trecking to the back 50 acres to retrieve them for me. the only downside is they don't like too much rain. They handle too much sun and heat better than a stretch of cloudy , rainy days. They definitely need well drained soil. oh, and I seem to always hove some that survive the winter. this spring, I have four or five. They are just awesome plants that sparkle in the yard and spread like nowbody's business, always full and beautiful, always in bloom. i have found no other petunia like it. I used to get waves, but foundsomething better with a nicer habit and it blooms even in the dog days of summer.

      Catherine Flynn
      Virginia
      United States
      2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This is the second year I have grown this amazing plant. So pretty and it just blooms and blooms all spring, summer, and into the fall here in zone 9. I have it in hanging baskets with the Vista Bubblegum, and so far this year it has out-bloomed the Bubblegum by far. My favorite variety.

      HLB
      Florida
      United States
      2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Bought for first time in 2008. Died within 5 weeks despite quality soil, proper watering and regular fertilization. Vowed not to buy again. Fast forward to 2015 - tried again and it looked like a bush by August. Completely took over a 22 inch pot until I trimmed it back. By October it returned to full size. So in 2016 I got another and it is doing the bush thing again. Already had to trim back in June as it again began to take over. Trails some but more an upright grower for me. Contrasts well with darker colors such as blues or purples but even Superbells Pink goes well with it. Only drawback? Given its potential to reach shrub like size, definitely need to shield from high wind areas. Wind has removed large section of my plant in June but has recovered nicely. Highly recommend now :)

      Matthew Lamb
      Maryland
      United States
      3 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • This is probably the greatest petunia of all time (along with Vista Bubblegum). Silverberry is covered with blooms from spring until fall. Deer leave it alone even though they eat my old-fashioned petunias with relish. It can really take the heat--I grow Silverberry in a shallow pot in full sun close to my concrete driveway. It sends a thick mat of blooming stems several feet out onto the driveway, even when the air temperature is above 100 for weeks on end and the surface temperature of the concrete must be at least 120. Silverberry is even unfazed by the fact that in the hellish conditions of an Oklahoma summer, I sometimes forget to water. Please develop more Vista hybrids; they can't be beat!

      Ann Roberson
      Oklahoma
      United States
      3 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This is my all time favorite petunia - all time favorite flowering annual, actually. It is hard to grow petunias in muggy southeastern Virginia. They wilt, fade, get scraggly, etc. But I tried this one by accident - mid summer, one of my white petunias died and I went to the garden center to find a replacement. There were no true whites, but there was an almost white looking Vista Silverberry. I really wanted white, and had never heard of this plant before. I planted it, and it went gangbusters, in the heat and humidity of the summer, under dappled shade, with no special care whatsoever. It wound up covering a huge area, this one plant - probably four feet across and two to three feet deep. Blooms, blooms, blooms. This plant is incredible. I will buy nothing else, and that is the case with just about everyone I know who has tried it. It sells out fast at garden centers. I try to get it early - have them pull it out from the back before it is put out for sale. I tell them I don't care if it doesn't have flowers on it yet! GREAT PLANT!!!

      Cathy Flynn
      Virginia
      United States
      3 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 230 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2013 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2013 Top Performer Erie Basin Marina
    2012 Excellent Performer University Laval
    2012 Top Performer Colorado State University
    2012 Top Perfomer University of Wisconsin
    2012 Top Perfomer South Dakota State - McCrory Gardens
    2012 Top Performer University of Tennessee - Knoxville
    2012 Top Performer University of Georgia
    2012 Plant of Distinction University of Georgia
    2012 Very Good Boerner Botanical Garden
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