Petunia (Pink Shaded) - Plant
Description for Petunia (Pink Shaded)
Petunias can tolerate relatively harsh conditions and hot climates. They need at least five hours of sunlight every day. They grow well in low humidity, moist soil. Young plants can be grown from seeds. In drier regions, the plants should be watered daily. Maximum growth occurs in late spring. Applying fertilizer monthly or weekly, depending on the variety, will help the plant grow quickly. Petunias can be cultivated in hanging baskets.The popular flower of the same name derived its epithet from the French, which took the word petun, meaning "tobacco," from a Tupiâ€“Guarani language.
An annual, most of the varieties seen in gardens are hybrids.Petunias are one of the most popular bedding flowers.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Spreading Petunia||Pink Shaded||Spring, Summer, Late Summer, Late Spring||7 - 10" (18 - 25cm)||Easy yo grow|
Planting and care
Petunias do best in full sun, but can handle partial shade, especially in hotter areas.
|Full Sun||They need well-draining, slightly moist soil.||Water them regularly||The warm area and let them grow on in cooler temperatures||Fertilize your plants monthly to ensure good growth. Double-flowered cultivars like a biweekly dose of fertilizer.|
Caring for Petunia
- Petunias grow best in full sun, although they ll tolerate dappled shade, especially in hot conditions.
- They need well-draining, slightly moist soil.
- In soggy soils, they become leggy.
- Regular deadheading also improves their appearance.
- An early and midsummer application of high-phosphorus fertilizer improves both blooms and vigor.
Typical uses of Petunia
Special features: Attracts Birds, Fragrance, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
Ornamental use: Its generally kep indoorand in terrac area