Thursday, April 12, 2012

Passionate About Petunias

Very few flowers compare with pentunias when it comes to providing color and impact for your landscape.  Reds, pinks, purples, whites, and even some surprising new hybrid varieties will instantly catch your attention.

The only thing a petunia plant needs to thrive is six hours of good sunlight and well drained soil.  And, of course, you will have to remember to quench their thirst on a regular basis.  Petunias are great in the ground, in containers and in hanging baskets.  They can definitely liven up even the most lackluster landscape.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Cascadias Cherry Spark Petunia. A selection with pink flowers veined in dark purple.  It has a trailing habit, making it a good choice for hanging baskets.

Cascadias Sunray Petunia.  A trailing petunia with medium-size soft yellow flowers veined in rich yellow.   

Double Wave Blue Velvet Petunia. Double, purple-blue flowers on vigorous plants that reach 6 inches tall and 2 feet wide.

Dreams Fuchsia Petunia.  A large-flowering petunia bearing many bold fuchsia pink flowers all summer.  Grows 15 inches tall and 12 inches wide. 

Pirouette Rose Double Petunia.  Bears frill, double, pink and white flowers on 12 inch plants.  Not as heat tolerant as many of the other petunia varieties.

Supertunia Pretty Much Picasso Petunia.  Purple flowers edged boldly in lime green.  Grows 12 inches tall and 36 inches across. 

Vista Silverberry Petunia.  Offers silvery pink flowers on very vigorous, very long-blooming plants.  Grow 2 feet high and 2 feet wide. 

Sweet Sunshine Compact Nostalgia Petunia.  Double soft-pink flowers touched with creamy yellow on a mounding plant.  

Sweet Sunshine Compact Lime Petunia.  Double-flowering petunia with chartreuse-yellow flowers all summer long.  Grows 14 inches tall and wide.

Supertunia Mini Blue Petunia.  Small, dark blue-purple blooms.  Grows 8 inches tall and can spread up to 6 feet.

Supertunia Lavender Skies Petunia.  A vigorous choice that covers itself in lavender-blue flowers that seem to change color throughout the day.  Grows 10 inches tall and 48 inches across. 

Merlin Rose Petunia.  Beautiful pink blooms with a white and yellow throw. Grow 1 foot wide and tall. 

With so many petunia choices available, there's sure to be a petunia that's perfect for your landscape. 

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