Petunia SuperCal® Premium ‘Caramel Yellow’
Petunia SuperCal® Premium ‘Caramel Yellow‘ is a hybrid perennial Petunia from the Solanaceae family of plants. It is a cross between petunia and calibrachoa. They call it the Petchoa hybrida, Petunia ‘SAKPXC024’, SuperCal® Premium Caramel Yellow Petchoa, or Petunia x Calibrachoa hybrid ‘Caramel Yellow’. This hybrid tolerates heat, cold, and rain.
SuperCal and SuperCal Premium series are of superior quality to other types of petunias. Sakata Seed America, Inc. of California has bred and filed the trademark for Petunia SuperCal® Premium Caramel Yellow, in 2019.
Petunia SuperCal® Premium ‘Caramel Yellow’ flowers from spring into autumn. The flowers are bright yellow with a copper-colored center. They stay open even after rain. It has a trailing habit, making it ideal for borders and containers. They grow bushy so you don’t need to pinch the tips. The plant is also self-cleaning. It can grow to about 50cm or 20in tall.
How to grow Petunia SuperCal® Premium Caramel Yellow:
To successfully grow Petunia SuperCal® Premium Caramel Yellow, a stunning hybrid variety, follow these detailed guidelines:
Sun Exposure: Petunia SuperCal® Premium Caramel Yellow thrives in full sun, which is defined as at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Ensure that the plant receives ample sunlight to promote healthy growth and abundant flowering.
Soil Type and Drainage: Plant your Petunia SuperCal® Premium Caramel Yellow in moist, fertile soil that is well-drained. Good drainage is crucial to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot and other diseases. If your garden soil is heavy or clay-like, consider improving its drainage by adding organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure.
Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Petunias generally require regular watering, especially during hot and dry periods. However, avoid overwatering as it can lead to root rot and other fungal issues. Check the soil moisture regularly and adjust the watering frequency accordingly.
Disease Resistance: One of the key benefits of Petunia SuperCal® Premium Caramel Yellow is its resistance to mildew, a common disease that affects many petunia varieties. This hybrid has been bred to have stronger roots, reducing its susceptibility to diseases, including powdery mildew. However, it is still essential to provide adequate air circulation and avoid overhead watering, as these practices can create conditions favorable for disease development.
Fertilization: Petunia SuperCal® Premium Caramel Yellow benefits from regular fertilization to promote healthy growth and abundant flowering. Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer or a water-soluble fertilizer according to the package instructions. Apply the fertilizer as directed, typically every 2-3 weeks during the growing season.
Pruning and Deadheading: To encourage continuous blooming and maintain a compact and tidy appearance, consider periodically pruning and deadheading your Petunia SuperCal® Premium Caramel Yellow. Remove any spent flowers by pinching or cutting them back to the nearest leaf node or stem junction. This practice will redirect the plant’s energy into producing new blooms rather than setting seeds.
By following these guidelines, you can cultivate a thriving Petunia SuperCal® Premium Caramel Yellow in your garden. Its vibrant yellow flowers, combined with its disease resistance and strong root system, make it a reliable and visually striking choice for borders, containers, and hanging baskets.