Trailing Petunia (Petunia hybrida Grandiflora red) 25 seeds (#2122)
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F1 hybrid. Petunia grandiflora hybrids are one of two main classes of petunias. Grandiflora means large flowered. Developed in the early 1950s, petunia grandiflora hybrids are a versatile annual. They are prized in the home garden for their large, bright blooms and low maintenance.
Petunia grandiflora hybrids produce the largest blooms of all petunia varieties, growing up to 10 cm in diameter, but tend to bear the least amount of flowers. They can grow up to 40 cm tall, with trailing stems and showy blossoms with straight or ruffled edges.
It is a single flower variety - it has one set of petals.
Grandifloras do not like heat or humidity. Although these plants can tolerate several hours of shade each day, take care to ensure that these plants get as much light as possible and provide adequate wind cover. Water the soil to a depth of 15 cm when the soil becomes dry. Grandifloras need only enough water to keep the soil moist.
Cut back stems to about 15 cm at mid-season when the plants become scraggly.
Pinching the plants can increase bloom stems and discourage vegetative growth. Pinching a flower means to snap off the last inch of the main growing stem during the stage prior to the first flower buds forming, when growth is vigorous. This removes the growth bud at the end of the main stem and encourages more buds to bloom. Removing dead blooms when they begin to fade also encourages re-blooming.
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Approximately 25 seeds in 0,01g packet.
Genus - Petunia
Species - hybrida
Variety - Grandiflora red
Common name - Trailing Petunia
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 2 - 10
Height - 0,40 m
Plant type - Annual flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, alkaline (pH 6-7)
Soil type - rich, light with good drainage
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - For hanging baskets, balconies and window sills
Bloom season - May to October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Red
Grandiflora petunia hybrids are commonly propagated from seed, which is best sown indoors for at least four weeks before moving outside.
Sow seeds uncovered in a moist, well-drained soil with a pH 6-7.
When planting outdoors, wait until soil temperatures reach at least +15C, and there is no chance of frost.
Plant young transplants at the same depth they were in their containers, and space about ~20 cm apart.
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