Upright containers made of glazed clay and other materials that are less porous are ideal for growing for Supertunia Mini Vista® Pink Star which likes the more consistent moisture levels they provide. Even better, use a self-watering AquaPot and you’ll only need to water once per week. Scroll down to find recipe ideas as well as best practices for planting and tending our Annual of the Year in upright containers.

Supertunia Mini Vista Pink Star Petunia
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Supertunia Mini Vista Pink Star shines all on its own in containers. You’ll need a total of three 4-inch pots of Supertunia Mini Vista Pink Star to fill one 12-16” patio container.

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  • You’ll need a total of three 4-inch containers to fill one 12-16” container. You could plant a single container of all Supertunia Mini Vista Pink Star petunias or plant a combination container using one or two vigorous companions.
  • Space the plants equally in a triangular pattern in the container so it fills out on all sides.
  • Use a good quality potting soil in your container. Better potting soils are light in texture and weight, and water drains easily through them.
  • Mix a bit of slow release plant food into the potting soil before you add the plants. Follow the package instructions to know how much to use. This will ensure a small amount of food is available to the plants’ roots over the season.
  • Water your newly planted container immediately to help the soil settle in around the plants’ roots.


Sunlight, water and plant food are the three main things your upright container will need to thrive all season long. Follow the tips below and they will repay you with a full season of spectacular flowers.


  • Though Supertunia Mini Vista Pink Star will grow in part sun (4-6 hours of direct sun), it will bloom far more prolifically in six or more hours of sun per day.
  • If you are feeding and watering your plants well but they aren’t full of blooms, move the container to a sunnier spot. If that is not the problem, you may have the dreaded petunia budworm. Read more about that here.


  • Plants growing in heavier upright containers tend to dry out more slowly than plants in hanging baskets. That means they may not need to be watered quite as often as your hanging baskets.
  • To figure out if it is time to water, stick your finger down in the soil up to your first knuckle. If the soil sticks to your finger, it is moist enough to make it through the day without watering. If not, it’s time to water.
  • Never let your containers dry out to the point where the plants wilt. That may mean they need to be watered anywhere from every other day to more than once per day, especially as the summer’s heat sets in, depending on your growing conditions.
  • If you don’t have much time to water or if you tend to travel in the summertime, consider investing in a WaterWise® Self-Watering Kit. It saves time and water, is simple to use, and waters up to ten containers at once from a single faucet. Or even easier, use self-watering AquaPots® and you’ll only have to water once a week.


  • Every third time you water your container, include a bit of water soluble plant food in the water. Follow the package instructions to know how much to use.
  • What does every third time mean? If you water every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, then you’ll feed your plants every Friday. If you water your plants more than once a day, every third time you get out the watering can, add some water soluble plant food to the water. During the heat of summer when you are watering more often, your plants are growing faster and need more food to keep up. Feeding flowers is like feeding kids—not so much when they are toddlers but they’ll eat you out of house and home when they are teenagers.
  • Any brand of plant food meant for flowers will work for your hanging baskets. But we recommend Proven Winners water soluble and continuous release plant foods because they are specially formulated with micronutrients to help our varieties grow bigger, stronger, and bear more flowers.


  • One of the biggest advantages of Supertunia Mini Vista Pink Star is that, unlike many other petunias, it will naturally bloom all season without the need to remove the spent flowers. A more technical term you may have seen for this is “no deadheading required”.
  • By midsummer, your container should be nice and full, and the flowers should be starting to trail near the bottom of the pot. To extend the life of your container into fall, this is the time to trim the plants back. Giving them a “haircut”, taking care not to remove more than 30% of the plant, will make them bounce back with renewed vigor and you’ll have a fuller container as a result.
  • It is perfectly OK to trim your plants back once per month between midsummer and fall. You know how good it feels to get a haircut? Plants love that feeling too, and respond by growing new branches filled with flowers.