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Petunia 'Avalanche Cherry'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Petunia (peh-TEWN-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Avalanche Cherry
Additional cultivar information: (Avalanche™ series)

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ladygardener1 On Jan 14, 2009, ladygardener1 from Near Lake Erie, NW, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Started seeds 3/11/2008 in basement under lights, on heat mat. Had very good germination rate. They out grew their 6 pack cells so I potted them up to 3 inch pots, they did not require any pinching, started to branch out on their own. (see picture in file)
Planted 3 plants in to baskets (basket could take 4 ). Used Miracle Grow Moisture Control . Did not do anything else with these plants except water them and they gave me lovely baskets that bloomed till frost.
I saved some seeds, but probably will not come true since they are a hybrid but curious to see what I get.
May try a different color next season, also start a bit early as the plants were not in bloom when I set them out, but started blooming shortly after that.

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