How Did Soiree Kawaii Do in Colorado?



How Did Soiree Kawaii Do in Colorado?

Soiree Kawaii catharanthus flourishes in the hot, humid climates of the South, but what about the cool, dry mountain states with a later season? It’s true these compact plants are slower for growers in the North and need warmer temperatures. Soiree likes high light, too.The best positioning is summer, when temperatures are warmer and days are longer.

All six Soiree Kawaii colors were trialed in beds and containers at Colorado State University. ‘Soiree Kawaii Coral’ received a “best of” annuals award in the vinca category. “Tiny coral colored flowers are bright and prolific, making an impressive display of color in either ground or containers,” the trials report says. “Plants stay compact all summer with no leggy branches.” We agree. Soiree Kawaii flowers are tiny, but terrific!

‘Soiree Kawaii Coral’

Year after year, in trials throughout the USA, ‘Soiree Kawaii Coral dominates as the landscape superstar, racking up awards. It is the most vigorous of the six colors in the series.


‘Soiree Kawaii
White Peppermint’

‘Soiree Kawaii White Peppermint’ became an instant top seller as an essential color. Everyone loves the clean white flowers, red polkadot eyes and glossy green foliage. Mix with other heat lovers in combinations.


‘Soiree Kawaii Pink’

‘Soiree Kawaii Pink’ is another top seller and preferred by growers who feel Coral is too vigorous. Pink is a better match for the remaining four colors in the series. 


‘Surfinia Trailing Red’

Petunia ‘Surfinia Trailing Red’ looked especially good in the large patio containers, with its bright, fire engine red color and graceful, trailing habit. It didn’t perform as well in the landscape beds, though. Surfinia Sumo varieties have been best for in-ground plantings, as a true landscape petunia.


For more information please contact:

Delilah Onofrey

Delilah Onofrey
Marketing Director

Lorentina McKoy

Lorentina McKoy
National Sales Representative


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