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Petunia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Petunia

 

Petunia

The Petunia flower can come in many different colours including red, white, yellow, blue and fuchsia, they can also be dual coloured or spotted. A most useful tender bedding plant, commonly sold in garden centers as pot and plug plants. You can sow at home but it needs to be started in heat in late winter. There are bush varieties ideal for pots and trailing varieties such as Surfinia and Million Bells which make great basket plants - a well fed Surfinia can cascade over 1 meter. The flowers go over discreetly, although they can be spoilt by heavy rain - pick off faded flowers if they are unsightly. Plant out after all danger of frost is past - late spring in the south to mid-summer in Scotland.

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plant Features
  • Petunia likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Petunia likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Petunia is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Petunia likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 4 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Petunia

Latin name

Petunia

type

Annual

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Petunia likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Petunia is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Petunia likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Petunia likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Petunia is 0.90meters x 0.50meters 0.90 M 0.50 M

Petunia

The Petunia flower can come in many different colours including red, white, yellow, blue and fuchsia, they can also be dual coloured or spotted. A most useful tender bedding plant, commonly sold in garden centers as pot and plug plants. You can sow at home but it needs to be started in heat in late winter. There are bush varieties ideal for pots and trailing varieties such as Surfinia and Million Bells which make great basket plants - a well fed Surfinia can cascade over 1 meter. The flowers go over discreetly, although they can be spoilt by heavy rain - pick off faded flowers if they are unsightly. Plant out after all danger of frost is past - late spring in the south to mid-summer in Scotland.


Planting Petunias

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

If you are growing Petunias from seed it is best to start them inside before planting them outside in the spring. Make sure you leave enough room between plants.

 

Flowering in Summer

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

The petunia will bloom in the summer, producing plenty of flowers over this period.

 

Propagation by seed

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Sow seed under glass in potting compost in early spring.

 
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