Surfinia Giant Blue is an annual flowering plant native to South America and common to spring sales programs in every greenhouse. Suntory developed the Surfinia series for fast growth, profuse flowering, and a long season. This plant offers a trailing habit of 8-12" tall and 12-18" wide, with blue flowers blooming from spring to fall. Self-cleaning and tolerant of weather and drought, this Petunia brings unique blooms to containers, borders, hanging baskets, and landscape beds. Enjoy a vibrant show of color all season by growing this plant alongside Heartbeat Improved and Heavenly Amethyst Burst.
Surfinia Giant Blue Selling Tips
Sell Surfinia Giant Blue to customers looking for a low-maintenance annual flower to bring color to the landscape. This plant offers many benefits, including attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds and repelling asparagus beetles, leafhoppers, tomato worms, and other common vegetable garden pests. This attractive and low-maintenance flower is typically grown annually, improving the environment in vegetable gardens or bringing cheer, whimsy, and color to window boxes or hanging baskets. Create an enticing flower garden by growing Petunia alongside Aster, Daisy, Lobelia, Snapdragon, and Lantana. The Surfinia series blooms from April to October, bringing self-cleaning, heat-tolerant, fast-growing bright color to the landscape.
Coach Your Customer
1. Space plants 12-18" apart in well-drained soil in full or partial sun.
2. This variety is self-cleaning and doesn't require deadheading.
3. Plant Surfinia Giant Blue in the vegetable garden to repel pests that would otherwise harm your vegetable plants.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Surfinia Giant Blue, plant one seedling per 4-inch container or three per 10-inch basket. Use well-drained soil with a pH of 5.5-6.0, temperatures of 65-75 daytime and 55-60 nighttime, and medium feed (250 ppm N). This plant is most successfully grown in cool temperatures with high light and moderately dry soil. Provide daylight extension to 14 hours at 4,000-6,000 fc. This plant responds to B-Nine if needed. Pinch 4-inch containers once and 10-inch baskets two or three times. You may see whiteflies, thrips, aphids, and leafminers. Botrytis can occur especially in partial shade or on cool, humid days.
Blue flowers bloom from April to October.
Pinch 4-inch containers once and 10-inch baskets two or three times.
Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight penetration around the base and foliage of each plant. We recommend spacing 4-inch pots 8" apart and 10-inch baskets 24" apart.
Use B-Nine at 2,500-5,000 ppm as needed.
You may see whiteflies, thrips, aphids, and leafminers.
Petunias aren't prone to disease, but Botrytis can develop in short days, low light, or high humidity. Prevent fungal infection and root rot by practicing good sanitation in your greenhouse, watering at the base of each plant and allowing the soil to dry between waterings, and providing good airflow in your greenhouse. Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight penetration around the base of each plant.
Planting Surfinia Giant Blue Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4-inch container or three per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained soil and completely bury the ellepot in the center or evenly spaced in the container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Petunia Surfinia Giant Blue Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||4-6 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||10-12 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Fall, Spring, Summer|