Naming a petunia “Picasso” provides clear indication this plant is something special. That is specifically what I thought the very first time I saw Supertunia Picasso in Purple in plant trials. I actually felt a little daunted as I started thinking what would I make with this attractive flower in containers or in the landscape.Oddly, my opportunity
came in October 2020. This is probably not your initial thought when it concerns growing petunias. It is also a hostile thought in zone 8a West Georgia. However that is precisely what happened.This one-of-a-kind petunia is an abundant purple color
with what Proven Champions refers to as mint eco-friendly sides– yet I promise plenty of times the mint eco-friendly favors chartreuse, which is a lot more riveting. So right there you have 2 color selections of incorporating into the style. Actually, a Proven Champion mix named “Out of breath”might be the excellent partnership.Breathless utilizes Angelface Completely Pink angelonia as the thriller.
Though called pink, it mirrors the color of Picasso in Purple to excellence. Yet it is the decorative Sweet Caroline Light Eco-friendly Sweet Potato Vine that is the finishing touch, as it gets the eco-friendly in the petunia.The very first week of October 2020 I grew my Picasso in Purple in the landscape as well as in a treasured container I had actually booked for such an occasion. In the landscape I certainly utilized it as a groundcover flower as well as partnered it with Firelight Tidbit hydrangea paniculata that was grown a week earlier.The purple flowers made a wonderful partnership with the hydrangea blooms as they turned from white to numerous tones of pink. All the Supertunias lasted till completion of June. This was 9 months, right at 270 days, which was past my wildest dreams.The Garden Man is a sucker for containers that are made out of recycled or reconstituted material and also my lavender purple container constructed of bamboo
will be put to the test with Supertunia Picasso in Purple petunia also planted in October.I picked Superbells Yellow Calibrachoa as well as White Knight Lobularia, or Sweet Alyssum, as companions. Again, I was most likely much more shocked when whatever– including the pot– endured the long winter season. While we did not have the document cold of Texas and also Louisiana, we did have a lot of evenings in the mid-20s. By April this was like the picture of a spring bouquet.Like the various other Supertunias I was growing, Picasso in Purple shocked me with frequent brows through of the yellow eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly. It was like nature was doing its part to enhance the color design. So it is recognition
as I have planted the partnerships once again in the bamboo container.The White Knight Sweet Alyssum that endured the wintertime also survived the summertime as well as is starting to purge with blooms. This year I have added Lemon Coral Sedum to echo the eco-friendly in the Supertunia Picasso in Purple petunia. The Superbells Yellow Calibrachoa is much underused and is
a container wonder.Supertunia Picasso in Purple gets about 12 inches tall with a spread of 2 feet, which is best for containers. Kid James utilized them as well as they were the stars of the program in the containers of the Old Town area of North Columbus.Like all other petunias, it needs abundant, well-drained dirt and also a lot of sunlight.
If you stay in the South as well as locate it currently, give it a possibility. Or else, come springtime, be the initial in line.Norman Wintertime, horticulturist, garden speaker and also writer of “Tough-as-Nails Flowers for the South”and also “Captivating Combinations: Shade and also Style in the Yard.”Follow him on Facebook @NormanWinterTheGardenGuy. Copyright 2021 Tribune Web Content Agency.