The petunia has been a garden favorite for decades, blooming prolifically through the summer, attracting colorful butterflies and other pollinators. This compact blend in shades of red, rose, scarlet, salmon, violet, and white is charming in window boxes, borders, and containers, creating a lush patio garden. Grown as an annual; although perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer. May self-sow providing blooms the following year.
Botanical Name: Petunia x atkinsiana
Hardiness: Grown as an annual, although perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer.
Plant Dimensions: 8"–14" tall
Variety Information: 1½" wide flowers in shades of red, rose, scarlet, salmon, violet, and white
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Period: Blooms spring to frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Good for Containers
When to Sow Outside: Not recommended.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 68°–85°F. Transplant outdoors after your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 15 – 30 Days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"
Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 12"
Special Care: Light aids germination; do not cover with soil.
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