Trailing Petunia Flower Seeds Packet

$2.35

SKU: SEPETU
Barcode: 843458152804

Enhance your garden borders or container displays with cascading purple petunias. Their vibrant hues not only beautify but also beckon hummingbirds and butterflies, adding an enchanting touch to your outdoor sanctuary.

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Genus: Petunia
  • Species: Hybrida
  • Plant Height/Width: up to 14"
  • Season: Blooms May - October
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Difficulty: Easy

Step One: Timing

When to start?

  • about 6 weeks before planting outside.
  • plant outside when temps start to hit 60 degress.

Step Two: Starting

Where to start and how to sow?

  • Start indoors: Petunia seeds require light to germinate, so be careful not to cover them when planting. Gently press seeds into soil without covering and keep soil wet. 5-6 weeks after sowing seeds, transplant seedlings into 3" pots and grow in cooler temperatures with plenty of light. Transplant seedlings outdoors after soil warms to about 60 degrees F.

Step Three: Growing

How to keep happy?

  • Pinch young seedlings back to encourage branching.
  • Fertilize regularly and deadhead any spent blooms.

Trailing Petunia

Hybrid petunias boast a stunning array of large, trumpet-shaped flowers in a myriad of colors and patterns, from striped to double blooms, featuring diverse "eye" and vein hues. Among these, the multiflora group stands out for its repeat blooming prowess and self-cleaning nature, flaunting vigorous, low-mounding foliage that trails gracefully. These self-cleaning varieties are prized for their minimal upkeep, rapid growth, and resilience to light frost and adverse weather conditions. Whether adorning sunny hanging baskets, mixed containers, or landscape beds, these versatile annuals make a bold statement. Their lush, intensely colored 3" blooms serve as exquisite groundcovers, beautifully trimming walks and beds. They shine both solo and as companions in containers and hanging baskets, lending their beauty to any setting. To expedite coverage, planting them closer together is advisable. With exceptional heat and drought tolerance, they thrive even in dry soils, embodying the epitome of hardiness and beauty in the garden.

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Deadheading

While deadheading isn't necessary for this variety, opting to do so can maintain their appearance and prevent the onset of a "late season" look.

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Deadheading

While deadheading isn't necessary for this variety, opting to do so can maintain their appearance and prevent the onset of a "late season" look.

The Brief and Glorious History of the Trailing Petunia

Originating from South America, petunias were first encountered in Argentina, captivating hearts with their breathtaking beauty. Belonging to the Solanaceae family, they share kinship with tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers, renowned for their vibrant blooms across diverse species. Petunias boast a remarkable trait: self-pollination, enabling them to propagate without external pollinators. Nonetheless, they remain beloved by bees and butterflies, drawn to their vivid blossoms. These enchanting flowers not only charm insects but also beckon hummingbirds, infusing your garden with vibrant life and graceful movement. With their tubular blooms providing a convenient nectar haven, petunias serve as a delightful treat for these swift-winged wonders.