supertuniasSpring blossoms with petunias in almost every garden and makes out a lovely landscape. However, you should also know that the supertunias or the genetically improved petunias are even better in many ways. Whether used as spreading plants in the landscape or as container and hanging basket plants, supertunias have always been good performers.

Vista Bubblegum with its clear, bright pink flowers is one of the great looking varities of supertunias. Vista Silverberry has silvery-white flowers with delicate magenta veins. Raspberry Blast is a bicolor variety with pink flowers edged in deep violet. Pricilla is a semi-double lavender flower that has purple veins.

Supertunia plants have a mature diameter of at least 24 inches. Supertunias also work well in combination containers. Salmon-colored Bermuda Beach Supertunia, variegated ivy and light green Sweet Caroline sweet potato vine make a dynamic combination.

Pink flowered Vista Bubblegum intertwined with the silvery-white flowers of Vista Silverberry makes another amazing combination.

Picasso Supertunia flowers are outstanding as their unique, fuchsia petals and lime green edges seem to blend into the foliage. The best feature of these outrageously flowering plants is the self-cleaning that has been bred into them.

Supertunias are heavy feeders, so keep nutrition levels consistent to maintain continuous flowering. Weekly feedings with water-soluble fertilizer work well. If you want to save a little time in the landscape, apply a controlled-release fertilizer every four to six weeks for similar results.

Supertunias tolerate the summer heat, good flowering requires consistent moisture in the root zone and therefore be particular in watering. Grow Supertunias in full sun for at least five to six hours each day to reach their full flowering potential.

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