SuperCal Petchoa ‘Artist Rose’ is a super plant that is easy and abundant. The soft pink petals have a golden heart and pretty veined patterns.
SuperCal Petchoas are a hybrid of Petunias and Calibrachoas and give you the best of both worlds. You get the big flowers and easy growing nature of the Petunias and the colour, trailing habit and flower power of the Calibrachoa. The blooms open across three seasons and are fantastic no matter the weather; the flowers remain open, even after rainfall. The plants are self cleaning, so you don’t have the hassle of sticky flowers as you do with Petunias.
SuperCal Petchoas will soon be one of your favourite plants. They are frost tolerant and don’t mind the heat, in fact they are more tolerant than either Petunias or Calibrachoas.
SuperCal Petchoas are so wonderfully versatile, they can be grown in gardens, containers, window boxes, hanging baskets, as ground covers, garden edging or as filler plants in your borders. In the garden, place them around 40cm apart. In pots, chose ones that are around 30cm so that the foliage can spill from the sides. The plants have a naturally rounded, well branched habit so there is no need to pinch out the foliage.
Grow your SuperCal Petchoas in a sunny spot with well drained soil. You can add a liquid fertiliser every other week to keep them blooming at their best, or use a slow release fertiliser spring and summer – remember they flower a lot so are heavy feeders. Water to establish and then keep moist in active growth. Prune back as flowering starts to wane in winter and await their reshoot in early spring, you will have years of love from these plants.
As you can imagine it is a difficult breeding program to merge two plants and to do it so successfully is a testament to the advancement of the nursery industry. SuperCal Petchoas have superior mildew resistance, in fact in our trials we have seen no mildew at all. They have a super strong root system so will cope well in stressful situations. You can enjoy a continuous procession of flowers from spring to frost without a lot of effort.
Evergreen perennials throughout most of Australia, or annual in areas of hard frost.
Petunia x hybrida
Spring to Autumn
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Unavailable in QLD, WA
Full Sun to Semi Shade