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PlantFiles: Petunia
Petunia grandiflora

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Petunia (peh-TEWN-ya) (Info)
Species: grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)

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Category:
Annuals

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
Blue-Violet
Purple

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Gindee77 On Jun 24, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

There isn't a better annual for pots in the garden and on the patio. They come in so many colors you can find which ever one that you need to go with other plants, very easily.

Positive Larabee On Jun 2, 2004, Larabee from Houston, TX wrote:

Petunias do WONDERFULLY in zone 9a. They love sunshine and absolutely flourish in hanging baskets or tall urns, from which they are even prettier when they become leggy. I water mine (with a fertilizer mixed into the water) every other day and pretty much leave them alone the rest of the time, and they have absolutely burst with blooms all over them and trailing around them. They have NEVER given me any problems.

Neutral poppysue On Nov 2, 2001, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

Sow petunia seeds 8-10 weeks before planting out. Seeds are extremely tiny. Just sow on the surface or the soil without covering. Keep moist and tiny the little green sprouts will appear within 2 weeks. You’ll need to transplant them into larger containers as they grow. Plant seedlings outdoors after your last frost date in full sun and well-drained soil. Pinch the young seedlings back to encourage branching, After they’ve become established give them an occasional feeding. Dead head often and water regularly

Neutral Baa On Aug 5, 2001, Baa wrote:

Grandiflora Petunia 'Daddy' series have large and darkly veined flowers. The foliage is very sticky and trails well in baskets and other containers. These are perennials which are treated as annuals.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Irvington, Alabama
Mobile, Alabama
Castro Valley, California
Whittier, California
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Bartow, Florida
Keystone Heights, Florida
Braselton, Georgia
Aurora, Illinois
Hampton, Illinois
Niles, Illinois
Westchester, Illinois
Toms River, New Jersey
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
El Paso, Texas
Houston, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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