A Guide to Growing Bubblegum Petunias (grow and care tips)

I grew Bubblegum Petunias, and they were blooming perfectly, but then they started to dry up. Trust me, it was disheartening to see. After putting in all that effort, it’s disappointing not to get the desired result.

Are you considering growing Bubblegum Petunias too? I have a suggestion that might help you achieve perfect results. Keep reading to learn how to avoid the common mistakes I made while growing Bubblegum Petunias.

Here I’ve shown all the measures I took for growing bubblegum petunias after which my plants grew so well and amazingly. Don’t worry, plant lover if you get into any other problem just ask me, in the comment section.

Key takeaways:

  • Bubblegum petunias can be a great option.
  • The wonderful bubblegum petunias are annual plants and one of the most famous flowers in the United States.
  • It has great growth and even gives pink blossoms.
  • These are even known as Supertunia vista bubblegum.
  • You can grow the bubblegum petunias anywhere you wish to, such as, in containers, pots, hanging baskets, flower beds, etc.
  • They have amazing bubblegum pinkish flowers and also have good green vegetation.
  • It has a great color variant. The flowers can last long until frost if you maintain them wisely.

What are Bubblegum petunias?

Bubblegum petunia is one of the famous flowers that can be grown in your home garden. This is also known as Supertunia Vista Bubblegum. They have a spreading nature within. They are known for their amazing pinkish flowers and strong and healthy growth. You will love their long-lasting effect. They can get spread up to 5 feet which is an outstanding size. They also require maintenance for their expansion and growth. 

Scientific Name:Petunia ‘Supertunia Vista Bubblegum’
Common Name:Supertunia Vista Bubblegum Petunia
Height:1-2 feet
Spread:1-2 feet
Bloom time:Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Light Exposure:Sun, Part Sun
Drainage:Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth:Moderate
Water Requirement:Medium
Maintenance Level:Low
Susceptible to insectsand diseases:No

Growing bubblegum petunias 

As you know I will be discussing the guide to growing bubblegum petunias, let us follow the below steps: 

Step 1- Firstly, you have to think about where you are going to plant your bubblegum petunias, containers, pots, hanging baskets, etc.

Step 2- After that, you have to put the petunia seedlings in well-drained soil. 

Step 3- Place them in the position where they receive full sun for their growth. 

Step 4- You are required to water the plants and follow the caring tips that will be mentioned in this guide. 

You can take advantage of your bubblegum petunias by decorating your ambiance with pretty pink blooms. 

Tips for growing bubblegum petunias

Bubblegum petunias will suit your garden best but you are required to maintain your petunias. So, let us proceed to know about the tips for growing bubblegum petunias: 

For more such plant related-articles, you may also read, Tips for growing Wave Petunias – Wave Petunias vs Supertunias 

Sunlight needs 

Petunias are sun enthusiasts; they love to be in the full sun so, it is obvious that they require at least 6 hours of sunlight for their growth. If you have grown them in pots, then they might not receive as much sunlight as they need, so you have to make sure to give them a surplus of light so that they do well. 

Water requirements 

What about the water needed by the bubblegum petunias? Like other varieties of petunia, bubblegum petunia also needs to be watered regularly for its expansion. To avoid the dead and yellow leaves, you have to water your plants. As said above, in pots, plants need more sunlight, likewise, petunias need more water if planets are in containers or pots. 

Soil essentials 

Do the bubblegum petunias need well-drained soil? Of course, for healthy living plants, you ought to nourish them with well-drained soil so that they grow well as expected. 

Fertilizer requirements

These plants demand slow-release fertilizer for their well-being. You have to check the growth of the plants before fertilizing them. Over-fertilizing the bubblegum petunias can destroy the plant. 

Ideas for using petunias in the landscape:

Adding petunias to your garden does add instant color to your garden. The following are some different ideas for using petunias in the landscape:

  • You can plant petunias by choosing them as colorful flower options for seasonal landscape beds.
  • You can also grow them in hanging baskets and in window boxes.
  • Planting petunias in the container is also a great option as a filler or spiller component.
  • Another idea is to plant petunias in masses in blankets of different colors.
  • You can also grow petunias to cover bare spots which will help in preventing weeds.

Supertunias vs petunias:

There are certain differences between Supertunias vs. Wave petunias that you need to have knowledge such as:

  • They both are able to grow in hanging baskets which look great by blooming colorfully and growing quickly.
  • The supertunias are different from regular petunias as they are self-cleaning which produces many flowers having aggressive growth.
  • They are best to be grown during winter which will never disappoint you.


You can’t grow Bubblegum petunia by planting them from seeds that are proven by Winners plants. So you need to plant them by starting them from plugs, nurturing them, and hardening them off. By doing this you can sell the small plants which are easy to plant in your garden.

Disease and pest control:

Petunias are the plants that are most famous as they are more resistant to disease and pests.

There are rare and bad cases in which the plant gets diseases or pests such as

  • Mites
  • Caterpillars
  • Thrips

The following are some common diseases that attract petunias such as:

  • Root rot (or stem crown rot)
  • Blight
  • Powdery Mildew
  • Verticillium Wilt
  • Viruses

You can apply some natural sprays that will help to prevent combat disease or pests.

Binding up the context 

In this article, you come to know about growing Bubblegum petunias that can be a great option for your home garden. The wonderful bubblegum petunias are annuals and one of the most famous flowers in the United States. It has great growth and even gives pink blossoms. I hope you will find this information useful. 


How do you start growing bubblegum petunias?

If you are thinking of planting bubblegum petunias, then you are required to choose a place where space is abundant in its surroundings.  

How long do bubblegum petunias last?

The bubblegum petunias can last throughout the spring months.  You just need to take proper care of the bubblegum petunias so that they do well in their performance and bloom till fall. 

Where do you plant bubblegum petunias?

You should plant your bubblegum petunias in a place where they receive the full sun which shows that they need a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight for their growth. 

Does one need to deadhead bubblegum petunias?

No, it need not be deadheaded as the plant can bloom even without it throughout the summertime. One more good thing about this plant is that it can tolerate as much heat as it gets. 

Is using scissors for deadhead petunias safe?

you can easily thumb knife to snip off or scissors.

Does adding Epsom salt to petunia soils benefit?

the gardener is used to mix salt with fertilizer or you can also mix the salt with one tablespoon with a gallon of water after that you can spray the water directly on leaves every two weeks.

Becky Decker

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