What is petunia pendula?
For hanging baskets, balconies and window sills, this is a lovely mixture of plants with long, pendulous branches clothed with medium-sized flowers in a wide range of colours.
What month do petunias flower?
Petunias are one of our most popular summer bedding plants, flowering throughout summer until the first severe frosts of autumn. Their mass of flowers bring lots of great colour to gardens.
What kind of environment do petunias like?
While petunias will bloom in bright, indirect light, they do their best in full sun. Petunias like fertile soil which drains well and is neutral to slightly acid (pH 6.0 to 7.0). Light, sandy soil is ideal. Break up the soil by digging down 6 or 8 inches, mix in some organic matter, and then smooth and level it.
Do grandiflora petunias spread?
Plants may become unkempt and straggly by late summer. Popular grandiflora petunias include varieties in the Dreams, Ultra, and Storm Series. (A series is a group of closely related varieties with uniform characteristics, such as height, spread, and flowering habit.
What is the best petunia?
Best petunias to grow
- Yellow marked, purple-black blooms of petunia ‘Phantom’
- Hot-pink blooms of petunia ‘Rose Vein Velvet’
- Aubergine-coloured, satin blooms of petunia ‘Black Satin’
- Vivid red blooms of petunia ‘Bingo Red’
- A purple-veined, mauve flower of petunia ‘Priscilla’
Do petunias need water everyday?
Petunias are mildly drought-tolerant, but regular watering helps keeping the flowers in constant bloom. Petunias prefer full sunlight, so be aware, container plants may dry out more quickly during hot weather periods. During such periods the plants require two daily waterings.
Do petunias like sun or shade?
Site and soil This petunia and verbena mix is planted in full sun to maximize flowering. Petunias need at least 5 or 6 hours of good sunlight; they’ll perform even better when located in full sun all day. The more shade they receive, the fewer flowers they’ll produce.
What’s the difference between Wave petunias and regular petunias?
Wave petunias have a unique trailing growth habit and are highly prolific in their blooming. They drape over the sides of containers and raised beds and are great summer performers. A regular petunia has an upright or bush growth habit. It may spread slightly, but will not drape down as dramatically as a Wave petunia.
Are petunias high maintenance?
The thing the garden centers don’t advertise is that most varieties of petunias are fairly high maintenance. Something to note is that petunias are full sun plants. During blooming season, they need 5-6 hours of full-sun, all round, meaning no side of the plant should be kept in the shade.
Do I have to deadhead wave petunia?
Caring for wave petunias is a simple task and won’t take much time at all. Unlike other petunia plants that need clipping and deadheading constantly throughout the growing season, waves never need deadheading. They will continue to grow and bloom without your having to snip one bloom.
What are the different types of Petunia hybrids?
There are four major classifications of Petunia × hybrida: Hedgiflora (also includes the Petunia surfinia group); Grandiflora; Multiflora; and Milliflora. Cultivars can be single or double flowered.
What’s the best way to grow Petunia hybrida?
Petunia × hybrida should be grown in full sunlight for best results; some cultivars will do fine in lightly shaded conditions. Soil should be moist with good drainage. Add organic matter. Ideally, the pH will be in the range of 6.0 to 7.0. Plant will struggle in high pH soils, and iron deficiency can be a problem.
Which is better Petunia pendula or cascade petunias?
Shoots cascade Petunia shorter than Petunia pendula; in addition, they are not as thin and flexible. Young cascade petunias grow upwards, and only as the lashes lengthen, they droop under their own weight — but still tend upwards. Cascade petunias are great for hanging pots, balcony boxes and pots. Bush petunias have erect shoots.
How big does a Petunia minitune flower grow?
Under this title unites a series of small-flowered Petunia pendula, resistant to adverse weather conditions are greatly suffering from wind and rain. Length shoots at minitune from 80 to 100 cm, flower diameter — 3-5 cm, profuse flowering.