Petunia Plant FeaturesTalk about variety! Petunias come in an almost unlimited assortment of colors, shapes, and sizes. From compact types with dime-sized blooms to trailing types that form massive 3-foot-tall mounds, there's a petunia to fit any garden situation. You can use petunias on their own in beds and borders or pack them into containers and baskets with other sun-loving bloomers. Trailing types can also be used as a colorful annual groundcover. In addition, many petunia varieties are delightfully fragrant. Hummingbirds and a plethora of pollinating insects will also flock to your garden to feast on the nectar-rich petunia blooms.
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Petunia Growing InstructionsPetunias thrive in an open spot that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sun a day. The plants like a loose, rich, slightly moist soil. If you are growing petunias in containers, plant them in a commercial potting soil mix. To grow petunias directly in a bed or border, be sure to add plenty of organic matter at planting time. Petunias have a tendency to get leggy and bloom less heavily in late summer. To counter this, shear the plants back by one third to encourage new growth and then fertilize them to give them a second wind. Although petunias don't like frost, they can tolerate cool temperatures and in warmer regions are best planted in the fall or late winter when the weather is cool.
Petunia is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
Medium water needs
Outside: Part sun
Super-easy to grow
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