Fab petunia

thonotoroseMay 1, 2012

This petunia cost about $5 in a small gallon pot. It is called Silver something and I got it at Kerby's in Brandon last fall. Last year, at another Nursery, (Marge's on Fowler in Thonotosassa) I got a pink one for $3.

These have both been stupendous plants and they last until June! The clump is about 4 X 4. All that from one plant. Next year I will be getting at least two of both.

They do not set seeds and I have not tried to root them. I don't know if they are patented.

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chellamaral

Is that the same thing they call million bells?

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 8:58AM
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juneroses Z9a Cntrl Fl

I think it's probably Supertunia Vista Silverberry. I saw it growing in a display garden earlier this year. It had apparently been in place for some time because, like your plant,it was very large and weaving its way among some evergreens - quite eye catching!

There's also Vista Bubblegum, a pink, and probably the other one you bought.

You mentioned that your plants lasted until June. Is it correct to assume that they pooped out in the heat and humidity of summer?

Here is a link that might be useful: Vista Silverberry

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 9:48AM
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Martina DeLuca

Your garden looks gorgeous! Love the petunia.

Something is eating my petunias. I thought it was rabbits but I have a pot of black petunias on an outdoor table in an urn and those were eaten last night too. I don't think a rabbit could get up there. :(

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 9:01PM
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thonotorose

Juneroses, you're right. Supertunias!
Last year's pink was just as big and I cut it way back around the early part of June. It did collapse and die so I assume it was from the heat. I thought I would pull this one's pot into a morning sun only area and see how it does.

Thank you, Tina. The roses are really maturing and I am really getting more knowledgeable about where and how to plant them.

I think you might be having squirrel problems., They eat my daylilies and I've seen them scurrying around with caladium leaves, too. Might be because it is so dry. One was in the birdbath today and drank for a long time.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 10:02PM
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Martina DeLuca

It's so weird though. I've planted Petunias in the same spot for years and nothing's ever bothered them. You're right, it has been very dry and I don't have a birdbath in that garden. Maybe I'll put one there and see if it helps. Thanks for the suggestion.

I'm getting better with placement of roses too and trying to add as many flowering perennials this year as I can.....more butterfly plants too...

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 5:31AM
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Martina DeLuca

It's so weird though. I've planted Petunias in the same spot for years and nothing's ever bothered them. You're right, it has been very dry and I don't have a birdbath in that garden. Maybe I'll put one there and see if it helps. Thanks for the suggestion.

I'm getting better with placement of roses too and trying to add as many flowering perennials this year as I can.....more butterfly plants too...

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 5:37PM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

Very pretty V, your garden looks great!

Tom

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 6:04PM
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