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Look for this plant: Supertunia Black Cherry Petunia

Updated on October 10, 2015
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I inherited my love of gardening from mother and grandmother. I am a garden blogger, freelance writer, and Master Gardener emeritus.

Supertunia Black Cherry

Use one application of extended release fertilizer when you plant the basket.
Use one application of extended release fertilizer when you plant the basket. | Source

Look for these new petunias

Supertunia® Black Cherry™ - Petunia hybrid
Supertunia® Black Cherry™ - Petunia hybrid | Source
Indigo Charm
Indigo Charm | Source
Limoncello
Limoncello | Source
 Morning Glory Charm
Morning Glory Charm | Source
Rose Blast Charm
Rose Blast Charm | Source
Mini Rose Veined
Mini Rose Veined | Source

Black Cherry new color

Supertunia® Black Cherry™ - Petunia hybrid is a beautiful intense color.

These Proven Winners bloom continuously with no need for deadheading. Hummingbirds stopped by daily. Butterflies and birds love these flowers.

Supertunia® Black Cherry™ - Petunias are heat and drought tolerant. To survive in my garden, flowers need to be carefree and low maintenance. I love these perfectly named annuals.

These are not your grandmas petunias. If you gave up petunias years ago, look again. Get bright, clear shades in a multitude of colors. The days of scrawny, leggy petunias are gone.

Bold color with Supertunia® Petunias

Look for these six new Supertunias®. at the garden center this year.

  • Black Cherry new this year
  • Indigo Charm new this year
  • Limoncello new this year
  • Morning Glory Charm new this year
  • Rose Blast Charm new this year
  • Mini Rose Veined new this year


Hummingbird Favorite

5 stars for Supertunia® Petunia hybrid

5 good things about Black Cherry petunias

  • Continuous blooms
  • Low maintenance
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
  • No deadheading
  • Heat tolerant

“Thriller, Filler, Spiller” explained

“Thriller, Filler, Spiller” is an easy formula for planting containers. Combining the three elements is a simple and easy way to select the plants that will make a colorful and well balanced design.

Thrillers - are plants with height added for drama. Most often planted in the center of the container, Thrillers will be placed in the back of a container that will not be seen from all sides.

Fillers - After the thriller is placed, the Fillers surround the Thriller. Often, these plants are rounded or mounded in shape.

Spillers - Finally, place the Spillers near the edge of the container. These plants will spill over the edge of the container.

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What is "deadheading"?

Deadheading means to remove the old flower and keep the plant from producing seed. Remove old flowers by clipping or pinching off the stem just below the base of the flower.

Remove spent blooms just above the first leaf below the flower head will not affect the rest of the plant.

Where to plant petunias

Containers
Gardens
Raised beds
hanging baskets
sidewalk accents
in vegetable patches*
half barrels
garden borders
border planting
window boxes
theme garden
color accents
Not your grandma's petunia. Today's petunias are much more temperature tolerant. Petunias thrive from cool late spring, extreme summer heat and, mild autumn breezes. * to attract pollinators

See what else is new

Blooming Stripes. Superbena® Royale and Cherryburst - Verbena hybrid
Blooming Stripes. Superbena® Royale and Cherryburst - Verbena hybrid | Source
 Yellow trio. Superbells® Frostfire - Calibrachoa hybrid and Supertunia Citrus Petunia Hybrid plus, Celosia.
Yellow trio. Superbells® Frostfire - Calibrachoa hybrid and Supertunia Citrus Petunia Hybrid plus, Celosia. | Source

More hot new plants

Last year's trials are this years new introductions. Proven Winners sent these flowers to me as trial plants, so that I could share my opinion this year when the plants arrive in the local garden centers.

  • Superbena® Royale Cherryburst - Verbena hybrid was planted in a hanging basket on the patio. The Superbenas® are like a superstar of verbena hybrids. There is also a beautiful new, clear Superbena® Royale Red. I'll be looking for the bright Royale Red verbena this spring.

Superbells® Lemon Slice - Calibrachoa hybrid is paired with Superbena® Royale Cherryburst - Verbena hybrid. Planting the two striped flowers did not work as well as I imagined.

  • Lots of yellow: Superbells® Frostfire - Calibrachoa hybrid and Supertunia Citrus Petunia Hybrid and Celosia. All of these plants bloomed nonstop, unfazed by the heat and humidity.

Petunia care

When plants are established, the fertilizer and watering schedule is settled, maintenance is minimal. Unless you are expecting a HGTV camera crew or the garden club, these modern petunias need little, or no care. You can trim them, if you must.

Clip petunias to encourage bushier growth. Cuttings make delightful indoor arrangements. Petunia flowers, bubbling out over the top of a teapot is a bright and unexpected table arrangement.

Remove all leaves from the stem that will be under water. They are delightful with a sprig of baby's breath or spiky greenery.

How to plant Supertunias

Look for this plant tag

It was my pleasure to trial these plants for Proven Winners last summer. They sent several plants.The color really popped on this one.

Proven Winners are easy to find in our area. You could imagine my shock when I read the back of the plant label this spring: “BUY THIS! Even Patsy Bell Hobson did not kill it.” I don’t know if this is a regional marketing strategy or a National Campaign. Let me know if you see this tag in your store.

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  • Patsybell profile imageAUTHOR

    Patsy Bell Hobson 

    3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

    Dead heading in not required for the benefit of the shrub. Deadheading is for the benefit of the owner. I would only do it if the queen were coming for the tea party or Southern Living were coming for photo shoot.

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    Marina 

    3 years ago from Clarksville TN

    I do a lot of deadheading on my Rose of Sharon shrubs since they produce so many flowers.

  • Patsybell profile imageAUTHOR

    Patsy Bell Hobson 

    3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

    Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate you. I love the variety.

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    Patsy Bell Hobson 

    3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

    Hummers love them. At the Proven Winners website, just type in your zip code to find out the closest to you.

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    Thelma Alberts 

    3 years ago from Germany

    Wow! All the colors of the Petunias are beautiful. I love them all. Thanks for sharing this very useful and infromative hub. Voted up and useful.

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    Jill Spencer 

    3 years ago from United States

    I'll check the website! Thanks, Patsy.

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    Rebecca Mealey 

    3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

    I've seen these. They are a deep, rich color. Gotta go find some. I love having petunias in the summer months. This is a beautiful Hub!

  • Patsybell profile imageAUTHOR

    Patsy Bell Hobson 

    3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

    The Dirt Farmer, Thank you. These plants can also be ordered online or if you go to Proven Winners the website tells where you can buy them locally based on any zip code.

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    Jill Spencer 

    3 years ago from United States

    I love the black cherry. And the yellow striped are adorable. I haven't seen them at the greenhouses here unfortunately. Really gorgeous. Thanks for spotlighting them!

  • Patsybell profile imageAUTHOR

    Patsy Bell Hobson 

    3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

    Hello poetryman6969! It's a pleasure to chat with fellow flower lovers. A delivery of trial plants arrived this week. I'll be reporting on new, beautiful plants soon.

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    poetryman6969 

    3 years ago

    Love these beautiful flowers. I pretty much like all the colors to one degree or another. At the moment I like the veined mini rose best

  • Patsybell profile imageAUTHOR

    Patsy Bell Hobson 

    3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

    colorfulone These petunias look almost black in the shade. The time of day and light level can really change the look of these flowers. I can't wait to get these again. Thank you for reading my hubs.

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    Susie Lehto 

    3 years ago from Minnesota

    Those Black Cherry Petunias have a rich dark color. They are lovely.

  • Patsybell profile imageAUTHOR

    Patsy Bell Hobson 

    3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

    Thank you for reading my hubs. Supertunias always get positive comments. Pinterest makes all the difference. Thanks.

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    June Parker 

    3 years ago from New York

    I plant petunias every spring. I love this Supertunia Black Cherry and will be looking for it this spring. I pinned it to my Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/konagirl/beautiful-flowe...

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    Patsy Bell Hobson 

    3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

    Texas should never freeze. ever. Thanks for your support. It really helps.

  • Patsybell profile imageAUTHOR

    Patsy Bell Hobson 

    3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

    Flowers just make me happy. That there are new flowers to choose from every single year, seems like a personal favor from the Universe.

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    C E Clark 

    3 years ago from North Texas

    Such beautiful colors and I just love your opening photo. I've been admiring it in the feed every now and then and now I'm finally getting to read about it! Pinned to my 'Red' board. Voting this up and BUI. Also sharing with my followers as I'm sure some will be thinking about their gardens soon, even though it got down to just 21 degrees F. here in North Texas las' night. Brrrr

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    Dora Weithers 

    3 years ago from The Caribbean

    "Charm" seems so appropriate to include in the names of these lovely colors. Thanks for sharing information on these beauties.

  • Patsybell profile imageAUTHOR

    Patsy Bell Hobson 

    3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

    ChitrangadaSharan, Thank you for your kind words. Sharing makes all the difference. I always feel better when surrounded by plants and flowers.

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    Chitrangada Sharan 

    3 years ago from New Delhi, India

    What a lovely hub!

    All the pictures of Petunia are just gorgeous. I loved the black cherry color, in fact all of them. You shared some very interesting information about growing them. I love the Spring season for there are flowers all around, in gardens, in parks and the sight is heavenly.

    Thank for sharing, voted up and pinned!

    Thanks for the Follow as well!

  • Patsybell profile imageAUTHOR

    Patsy Bell Hobson 

    3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

    Romanian, Thank you for reading my hubs. Do you have a favorite flower color? Please vote for your favorite.

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    Nicu 

    3 years ago from Oradea, Romania

    These petunias are very beautiful, especially the indigo one.

  • Patsybell profile imageAUTHOR

    Patsy Bell Hobson 

    3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

    vocalcoach, Thank you for your kind words. You made my day. Sharing is so helpful. The Proven Winners site has "recipes" for great plant and color combinations. I get a lot of design ideas from their site.

  • Patsybell profile imageAUTHOR

    Patsy Bell Hobson 

    3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

    Faith Reaper Petunias were made for the South. They have such an extended growing season where you live. The Proven Winners website will show you where to get them locally. Thanks for your support. It makes all the difference. I appreciate you.

  • Patsybell profile imageAUTHOR

    Patsy Bell Hobson 

    3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

    Marina7, The growers are just working so hard to improve these. I did not like petunias years ago. But these days, it just wouldn't be summer without petunias. Thanks for reading my hubs.

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    Audrey Hunt 

    3 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

    What an interesting, informative and wonderful hub on the Supertunia Black Cherry Petunia. I'm going to plant these as soon as spring sets in.

    Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful, interesting and will do some sharing.

    Thanks.

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    Faith Reaper 

    3 years ago from southern USA

    Hi Patsy,

    Oh, I love petunias, and the new Black Cherry is lovely! I must try to find that color this year. I always have petunias growing, especially down here in the Deep South where the heat is so severe, they do great.

    Up ++++ tweeting, pinning and sharing

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    Marina 

    3 years ago from Clarksville TN

    I love all the Petunia colors together like a rainbow :-)

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