Supertunia Bordeaux is a Super Container Plant

Supertunia ‘Bordeaux’ with sweet potato vine and mixed pansies

There’s no prize with this proclamation, just my unending admiration for a plant that bloomed, bloomed, and bloomed again throughout the cool, hot, humid, slow-to-start, slow-to-end summer of 2011. And the winner is: Supertunia® Bordeaux petunia.

I bought several of these from Eco Gardens in Northfield back in May for my front porch pots, and almost from the moment they were planted until I took them out of the pots on Saturday, they performed beautifully. They grew but did not get leggy, and their blooms were lovely both from the street and up-close. They looked especially nice with two kinds of sweet potato vine: ‘Marguerite’ and ‘Blackie’. The lime green and deep burgundy contrasted beautifully with the violet to deep-purple blooms of Bordeaux.

I’ll be buying Bordeaux again next season. What plant was the star of your containers this year?

4 thoughts on “Supertunia Bordeaux is a Super Container Plant

  1. Delighted with this recommendation! And even more excited to find your blog about gardening in the North. We’ll be moving to northern Wisconsin in a couple of years, and I’m studying all I can about growing edibles up there. Our place up there is on the border between Zones 4 and 3, so it’ll be a challenge. Thanks for writing this blog, Mary! I’m looking forward to following your posts!

  2. Donna: Welcome to what my daughters call “the northern tundra!” There are many active gardeners and garden clubs here. You may want to connect with a local club when you move north.

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