Petunias are one of the best know and used annuals around the world. Petunias grow to a height of around 15cm and a spread of around 40cm at maturity. The plant produces masses of colourful flowers.
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s are among the most commonly planted annuals because they're so easy to grow. If you think they're too old-fashioned, look again. There are many new varieties available in a wide range of colors and forms.
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grandiflora is a traditional summer bedding favourite, given a new lease of life by the modern fashion for patio pots and hanging baskets.
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Free-flowering plants in a magnificent array of colours. Continuous blooming over a long period.
Petunia F1 "Tidal Wave Silver"
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Sporting silvery white blooms with dark purple centers, 'Tidal Wave Silver' is distinct. Unlike other petunias, gardeners can decide the height of the mature plant.
s generally grow about 15 inches tall, but a newer type called "wave" s or "spreading" s are only about six inches tall, but spread so rapidly that they cover a huge area by fall, ...
Growing petunias can offer long term color in the summer landscape and brighten dreary borders with lovely pastel colors. Proper petunia care is simple and easy.
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Family Solanaceae (Nightshade family)
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Surfina s are the plants you see in Europe cascading from flower boxes. They aren’t quite as aggressive as supertunias, making them more manageable. Many of the Surfina varieties have a distinctive veining pattern in the blooms.
Petunias are one of America's most popular flowers for planting around the yard and flowerbed. The wide array of huge blooms in spectacular colors produced by this easy to grow plant, is the reason for their popularity.
s are one of the most popular flowering plants to put in a sunny location. There are two main types of s: Grandifloras and Mulitfloras. Grandifloras have blooms that can reach up to 5 inches in size.
Petunia x hybrida 'Double WaveŽ Purple' Petunia, 'Double WaveŽ Purple'
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It's no wonder s are one of the most popular garden flowers-they come in a dazzling array of colors, shapes, and sizes, are easy to grow and tolerate all sorts of weather and soil conditions.
Petunias: Heat-loving summer flowers with showy trumpet shaped blooms. Petunias are in the same family as tomatoes: Solanaceae, but they have their own genus. Here is my Petunia Grow Log.
When choosing s for your moth garden, you should look for the single varieties instead of the new ruffled hybrids. Double flowers have a far lower nectar content than the single flowering types.
Give landscapes a stylish edge with pinwheel-stripe 'Phantom' petunias. The flower's yellow star pattern pops against a black background for an eye-catching look.
s grow well here at National Gardening, in a large, sunny raised bed near our parking lot. But pale yellow s have never inspired me.
Petunias (Petunia) and million bells (Calibrachoa) are great plants for container gardens.
s grow eight to twelve inches tall and come in shades of blue, white, red and pink. The trailing varieties of s are particularly attractive in window boxes. s will grow in sun or part shade.
Petunias are annual flowers that begin blooming in early spring and continue to bloom well into the fall. Their blooms have a rich, velvety texture and are available in a wide variety of colors.
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's, like the one pictured to the left, are perhaps one of the most popular of the annuals: they produce lots and lots of flowers, bloom all season long, and come in an enormous array of colors.
Petunia x hybrida
Petunias have long been the most popular flowering annual for planting in hanging baskets, window boxes and for border plantings. There are many single and double flowering varieties available. Can be easily grown from seed ...
Red, pink, orange, yellow, blue, lavender, purple, white
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The petunias (visible on left side of photo above) disguise a large deck leading off the back of the house. It's perfect for entertaining-one of Barbara and Bryan's favourite pastimes ...
Scarlet geraniums and pink ivy-leafed types like ‘Galilee'
Cascading petunias, such as 'Misty Lilac Wave', 'Pink Wave', 'Purple Wave', and 'Rose Wave'.
Tapien verbena hybrids, such as 'Blue-Violet', 'Lavender', 'Powder Blue', and 'Soft Pink'.
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Cosmos with petunia, calibrachoa and sweet potato vine create a container with height and width. Cosmos attracts birds and butterflies, including the monarch butterfly.
Like a tiny on steroids, calibrachoa (also called million bells) will grow and flower at an amazing rate. Often confused... read more
Plant with : Angelonia, Coral bells, Loosestrife
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This Mexican petunia (Ruellia) isn't really a petunia at all, but it is from Mexico! Hardy to USDA Zone 8, it's easy to root and produces tons of blue flowers that butterflies adore.
While many indigenous species of western Sydney provide habitat for wildlife, they're perhaps not as spectacular as some of the exotic species such as roses and s.
This relative of petunia has flower colors ranging from white to pink, red, lime, and yellow.
Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea
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Examples includes ( spp.), Zinnia (Zinnia elegans), Pansy (Viola tricolor), and Marigold (Tagetes spp.).
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But if they want beets, roses and petunias, why not?
Relax your standards. Crooked rows or weeds as pets are fine.
Transplanting is fun, even if your child plays with plants the way they move action figures or Barbies about.
For example, you might try a pot of s for a sunny spot and vary the colors of the flowers and the flower size itself.
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