What is the best potting mix for petunias?
Petunias prefer fertile soil with at least 25 percent organic matter, such as peat moss, aged manure or well-rotted compost. The potting soil needs to be lightweight, especially in hanging baskets. If the potting soil is too dense, the petunia roots stay wet and tend to rot away.
What is the most fragrant petunia?
Tumbelina Petunias are the original and still the best double, trailing, fragrant petunias. Their carnation-like flowers have masses of gorgeous petals that layer upon each other creating the perfect summer patio display, unlike any other available.
Do hybrid petunias spread?
Petunia grandiflora hybrids produce the largest blooms of all petunia varieties, growing up to 5 inches in diameter, but tend to bear the least amount of flowers. They can grow up to 24 inches tall. Certain strains can spread up to 36 inches wide, with trailing stems and showy blossoms with straight or ruffled edges.
Why do my petunias smell bad?
I never really cared for the scent of any petunias, but these supertunia varieties seem to smell particularly foul. Perhaps it is because they are self dead-heading and the smell comes from the accumulated build-up of spent flowers and leaves decaying in the pot.
How do you encourage petunias to spread?
To encourage additional blooms from petunias, old blooms should be removed through deadheading to encourage new blossoms instead of seed production.
- Look for signs that petunia blooms are beginning to fade and die.
- Remove, or deadhead, the petunia plant by hand.
Do petunias reseed themselves?
As tender annuals, petunias needs lots of sunshine and adequate moisture, and under the right conditions, they continue blooming all summer long and into the fall. If left to their own devices, they may reseed themselves, but the flowers will be a different color from those of the parent plants.
How low a temperature can petunias tolerate?
Petunia Cold Tolerance and daytime temps between 61 and 75 F. (16 to 18 C.). However, petunias usually tolerate temperatures as low as 39 F.
What’s the difference between grandiflora and multiflora petunias?
Grandiflora petunias series include: Multiflora petunias are smaller plants with more numerous but smaller blooms. The stems are strong, which makes multiflora petunia varieties suitable for windy climates. The blooms tend to hold up a bit longer than Grandiflora petunia varieties, especially during rainy weather.
How tall does a milliflora Petunia plant get?
Mature size of the plants is generally about 8 inches tall and wide. Milliflora petunias bloom early and are often grown in containers or hanging baskets. They are low-maintenance plants that require no deadheading. Milliflora petunias include Picobella and Fantasy.
How many types of petunias are there in the world?
There are four main types of petunia plants: Grandiflora, Multiflora, Milliflora and Spreading (Wave). All four are readily available in series, which are groups of plants with uniform size and flowering habit.
How big does a ggrandiflora petunia flower get?
Ggrandiflora varieties are among the oldest variety of petunias there are. These varieties of petunias usually grow to be about 10 to 12 inches high and have rather large 4 inch or 5 inch flowers with the wavy blossoms that many people associate with petunias.