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Petunia × hybrida

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Petunia × hybrida. This is a bushy spreading perennial which is usually grown as an annual. The flowers are single or double, they are profuse with trumpet-shaped mild sweet scented blooms which are bloom in pink, red, purple, white, yellow or blue, shades. Grow in soil with good drainage.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Argentina

Interest and use

Border, hanging basket, fragrance, container, window-box

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH9.0 to 5.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are frost-tender plants which are grown as annuals, they will need well-drained, fertile soil with a sunny location and will thrive where summers are hot, although they do need shelter from wind.

Propagation

Annual sow then plant out

Pests, diseases or disorders

May suffer from viruses, including cucumber mosaic and tomato spotted wilt, fungal foot rot and potato virus.

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