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Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Petunias are great for offering a bit of long term color in the flower garden or yard. They seem to be able to brighten any area where they are planted. The lovely colors that petunias have seem to bring a smile where ever they are planted.

Petunias are native to Argentina Brazil and other parts of south America. early explorers who collected seeds to take back to Europe and to North America.

Petunias grow 12-15 inches  tall. The Petunia plant and stem are covered with soft hair. Bright and colorful funnel shaped flowers begin to bloom as early as late spring. Flower blooms are produced in many single and multi colors.

Petunias are popular, easy, and fun to grow. Fill an area or entire bed with Petunias. They also are great in windowsills, containers, or even hanging baskets.

Growing and caring for petunias is simple and easy. Petunias can be planted and grown in flower beds or container gardens. There are four main types of petunias:

  • Grandiflora petunias is the most common type of petunias. The species offers 3 to 4 inch blooms that can stand up right but may also spill over the side of your container or window box.
  • Multiflora petunias have smaller flowers and more abundant blooms
  • Milliflora petunias are min in size and can grow in compact areas and make for much reblooming
  • Spreading petunias are 6 inches tall and can cover a selected area to function as a blooming ground cover. 

Regular watering of petunias along with abundant sunlight will help to promote multiple blooms on petunias. Petunias that cover the ground and spread are the pickiest when it comes to water. Petunias can grow n partially shaded areas they will not deliver as much of an abundant bloom as those in full sun. Petunias love to be fed and desire much fertilizer as well. Removing blooms that are spent will help lengthen the life of petunias.

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