When I first visited the mega-greenhouse in our area, I saw that they had this combination potted up in two sizes. Big and Bigger. And of course they looked wonderful. But even if I paid the $$ for the potted up version, how would I get the potted plant home (won't fit in the trunk of my car for sure) and once home, how would I get that big root ball out of the pot and into my whiskey barrel without breaking the tender petunias? Not worth the hassle. So for the same price, I could by twice as many plants and pot them however I wanted. Yes, I groped the potted plants and counted, by feel, the number of plants in each size pot.
|Supertunias Vista Fuschia|
The tag stated that this combination is Supertunia Vista Fuschia, Bubblegum and Silverberry.
How convenient. A shopping list.
|Supertunia Vista Bubblegum|
Supertunia Vista Silverberry
Because not all pinks are created equal, and I assure you that in this half acre selection... there are more than a couple of pink geranium choices. Salmon pink, lipstick pink, fuschia pink, medium pink, pale pink, pale pink with dark eyes...
|The 4 main geranium houses at the mega-greenhouse|
So now I have the plants I need to spruce up the driveway and doorstep. This is my first year with Supertunias. They are similar to the Wave varieties, but the blooms are a little smaller, and their expected overall spread is a little bigger. Also, the blooms hold up well under rain/watering and they do not require deadheading. They are produced from cuttings not seeds. So the seed head thing is bred out of them. And anyone who has spent an afternoon deadheading sticky petunias will appreciate the difference.
And this is my result:
|A couple of weeks ago|