Plantation & care
6x a happy Surfinia®
You’ve bought the original trailing Petunia Surfinia®. Surfinia® is a bedding plant that can be used for hanging baskets, window or balcony boxes, patio pots and as a ground-cover. Duration of flowering in the garden is from April/May until November.
Most people adore greenery but aren’t a fan of actually taking care of their plants. ‘I do not have green fingers’ they say. Well, it’s your lucky day because the trailing Surfinia® doesn’t require any type of green body parts! She’s an easy lady to satisfy and as long as you admire her once in a while, all she really needs is water and some flower food.
Go and get your Surfinia® from April to July at the garden centre or florist in your neighbourhood. As soon as the frost is gone, she is ready to be potted or planted. Spoil her by adding coco coir and fresh soil.
2. Location, location, location
Surfinia’s are true sun worshipers. Hang, pot or plant her in a sunny spot. Surfinia’s love dancing and are at their best when hanging.
3. Thirsty trailer
Surfinia® doesn’t like wet roots but does prefer her soil to be moist. Put some hydro pebbles at the bottom of her pot, give her a splash of water every day and she’ll be surely satisfied.
4. Snacking soil
When you feed your Surfinia® once a week with liquid fertilizer, she’ll grow swiftly. When you purchase your Surfinia®, don’t forget to grab some high quality flower food on your way out. Did you know some fertilizers are especially for Surfinia®? But don’t worry as any other bedding plant fertilizer will also do.
Surfinia® is care-free and easy to maintain. She’ll drop her dead flowers all by herself, so deadheading is not a necessity. However, she will grow new flowers quicker once dead flowers are removed, so feel free to pick o some of the sad flowers that she didn’t shed yet.
Is your Surfinia® doing fantastic and becoming a bit too big? It is either time to shop for a new pot or to trim her back to your preferred size. She’ll grow new stems with a fresh collection of flowers in no-time. Job well done!
MNP (the Netherlands) introduces new plants and varieties from the Japanese breeder Suntory Flowers Ltd., among others, onto the European ornamental horticultural market. MNP has several selection specialists, who all have in-depth knowledge of the European horticultural market. Together they select plants and varieties that suit this market perfectly. They are tested extensively at several testing locations. Next to that MNP carries out market research for every variety, which is very important for "positioning" the product. They think about "product naming" and branding (logo, labels, pots, leaflets, website, etc.). Growers pay a license fee for Suntory® genetics. MNP recoups this license fee to its business partners by creating marketing concepts, arranging free publicity and PR, safeguarding plant quality, etc.