The Garden Guy: Picasso in Purple, One Special Supertunia

By Norman Winter | Horticulturist, Author, Speaker

Naming a petunia Picasso gives clear indication this plant is something special. That is precisely what I thought too the first time I saw Supertunia Picasso in Purple in plant trials. Actually, I felt a little intimidated as I started thinking what I would do with this beautiful flower in containers or in the landscape.

Oddly, my opportunity came in October 2020. This is probably not your first thought when it comes to planting petunias. It is even an aggressive thought in zone 8a West Georgia but that is precisely what happened and the results I am about to share.

This unique petunia is a rich purple color with what Proven Winners describes as mint green edges, but I promise there will be plenty of times the mint green leans toward chartreuse which is even more riveting. So right there you have two color choices of incorporating into the design. In fact, a Proven Winner recipe named breathless may be the perfect partnership.

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