Petunia (Petunia grandiflora Mixed) 120 seeds (#1496)
About the product
Petunias are one of the most popular annual summer plants. Their bright colors, lovely scent, flower richness and vigour growth make them ideal for use in beds, borders, containers. Flowers large, open trumpets in a vibrant range of colours.
This F1 hybrid grows well in porous, rich soil.
Tolerates heat and half-shadow and is weather resistant.
Genus - Petunia
Species - grandiflora
Variety - Mixed
Common name - Petunia
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 2 - 10
Plant type - Annual flower
Exposure - Full Sun, partial shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, alkaline (pH 6-7)
Soil type - rich, light with good drainage
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - For hanging baskets, balconies and window sills
Bloom season - May to October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / mix
Sow indoors from February to April. A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds.
Sow thinly on the surface of a small tray of pre-watered compost. Place in a warm, light position. A temperature of +20-25C is ideal. Keep the compost moist.
The tray can be covered with clingfilm to preserve humidity, but remove when seedlings appear, usually in 14-21 days.
Transplant them, 5cm apart, to other trays when large enough to handle.
Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out, May-June, 25cm apart, into well-drained soil, when frosts are over.