ACAPULCO SUN RECIPE
Planning a staycation this summer? We’ve seen the forecast and it’s calling for this solar sensation! Enjoy a fiesta of peach, pink and coral blooms as you enjoy a cool drink and relax on your patio. Butterflies and hummingbirds will join the party, too. Fill your patio pots and hanging baskets with these warm, sunny colors to liven up the space and bring in the beauty of the tropics.
*Best in full sun (6+ hours of sun) to light shade
Supertunia® Bermuda Beach® Petunia
The first flowers you’ll notice in our Acapulco Sun recipe are the bold coral pink blossoms of Bermuda Beach. Supertunias form the basis of many festive summer recipes. They have a mounded shape at first, then grow to fill and spill down the sides of the container. If you find that Bermuda Beach starts to dominate its two container companions as they grow nice and full, it won’t hurt the plant to remove a few stems here and there to help the other colors peek through.
Superbena® Peachy Keen Verbena
The next largest flower featured in our Acapulco adventure is this peachy apricot Superbena which draws out the coral tones in its companions. Its petite flowers are gathered together into rounded, lacy clusters, adding flirty, fun texture to the mix. Wonderful vigor, heat tolerance and mildew resistance keep it growing and blooming beautifully throughout the season.
Superbells® Coralina Calibrachoa
Filling in the gaps and rounding out the recipe are the playful, abundant blooms of this coral-pink calibrachoa. Its smaller sized flowers contrast nicely with its companions while echoing their rounded shape. As summer progresses, watch as it begins to tumble over the sides of the container, eventually reaching about 18” long. Like all of the plants in this recipe, the flowers are self-cleaning, leaving you more time to enjoy some fun in the Acapulco Sun.
plant your own combo
2x supertunia® Bermuda beach®
2x superbena® peachy keen
2x superbells® coralina
Tip For Success:
Calibrachoa and verbena are sensitive to receiving too much moisture and need to be grown in well-drained potting soil. They are perfectly suited for hanging baskets and non-glazed containers which both tend to dry out a little faster than non-porous pots. If the soil feels dry when you stick your finger in about an inch, or when the container feels light for its size, it is time to water again. It’s best to water in the morning and to direct the water towards the roots rather than wetting the foliage.
*This recipe assumes that 4.5″ plants are being used. To make the recipe work using larger plants, you will need to choose a pot that is larger than our suggested size or use fewer plants of each variety in the recipe.
purchase a combo to go
The Acapulco Sun recipe is widely available at retailers across North America. Look for it in hanging baskets and upright patio pots at your favorite local garden center. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Request it by name next time you shop.
purchase plants online
If your local retailers aren’t carrying the varieties in the Acapulco Sun recipe, you can always purchase them online.
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