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PETUNIA (SUPERTUNIA® ROYAL VELVET)

Image of Petunia 'Kakegawa S28' (SUPERTUNIA® ROYAL VELVET, SUPERTUNIA® SERIES) PP13887

James H. Schutte

Family

Solanaceae

Botanical Name

PETUNIA 'Kakegawa S28'( SUPERTUNIA® ROYAL VELVET, SUPERTUNIA® SERIES) PP13887

Plant Common Name

Petunia

Special Notice

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General Description

Supertunia® Series petunias feature a vigorous trailing habit and prolific season-long bloom. The medium-sized, funnel-shaped flowers come in rich shades of white, lavender, blue, purple, red, pink, or peach. They continue through the dog days of summer, long after many other petunias have flagged in the heat.

Hybrid petunias are garden standbys. Developed from several South American petunia species, these sun- and heat-loving annuals or tender perennials were among the first ornamentals to be bred for the bedding plant market in the 1950s. They have medium to fine, oval, mid- to dark-green leaves and fuzzy, sticky, scented stems. The velvety, pungent flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. New, improved hybrids such as those in the Supertunia® Series continue to be introduced.

Petunias are as easy to grow as they are pretty. They require ample sun and grow best in rich soil with good drainage, but also perform well in infertile soil. Petunias are a good choice for fall and winter planting in warm, frost-free zones. In colder regions, plant them after danger of frost has passed. They bloom best with regular fertilization and will flower all season with no deadheading. Supertunia® Series petunias are good for hanging baskets, beds, and window boxes; as "fillers" in borders and tubs; and just about anywhere else that brilliant, long-lasting color is needed. These vegetatively propagated hybrids must be purchased as plants.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    6"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm

  • Width

    10"-24" / 25.4cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Prostrate/Trailing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Red, Blue, Purple, Pink, Peach, Lavender

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No