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Petunia integrifolia

Climbing petunia

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Features

  • BloomsMay to November
  • Height0.15m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourDeep red-purple
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Petunia integrifolia (Climbing petunia). This species is a creeping climber, It will produce cup-shaped magenta flowers. It can withstand some tough weather.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Argentina

Interest and use

Climbing, ground cover, ornamental, container, greenhouse

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

Propagate by seed sown under glass in early spring.

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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