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PlantFiles: Petunia
Petunia multiflora 'Dolce Fragolino'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Petunia (peh-TEWN-ya) (Info)
Species: multiflora (mul-tih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dolce Fragolino
Additional cultivar information: (aka Dolcissima Fragolino)

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Category:
Annuals

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

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

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Pale Yellow
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous

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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive PinetopPlanter On Jul 27, 2009, PinetopPlanter from Auburn Four Corners, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

If I could grow only one kind of petunia, the dolcissima series would be the one I'd choose, and I've grown many different types, both by seed and store-bought plants.

This is the third year I've grown this series of petunia, always from seed, and from a mixture of the 3 varieties purchased from Jung Seed and Nursery Co. The germination is terrific (I had them in a flat with other varieites and they were by far the fastest and most vigorous variety). They form stocky plants for me, and the colors are really beautiful. Mom thinks they are the most beautiful petunias. This particular pink looked almost fluorescent in the garden. I like growing the mixture, as the three varieties really compliment each other. Flower size is good, too.

One year I had a couple of plants growing in a NYC windowbox as well. They actually survived the winter and bloomed again the following spring!!! Now that's vigorous!

I wouldn't be without these in the garden, and highly recommend them!

Negative sharonmi On Jul 27, 2006, sharonmi from Westland, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

These were no different than any other pink petunia on the market, except that they seem to need to be deadheaded alot more. Extra sticky, too. Won't do them again. (same goes for the other two dolces,)

Positive laniard On Jan 24, 2006, laniard from Iowa City, IA wrote:

I enjoyed the Fragolinos very much! They grew quickly, bloomed constantly, had great colors and cascaded beautifully over their container. They grew back very quickly when they needed a "haircut".

Positive meadowgarden On Jul 31, 2005, meadowgarden from Rockford, IL (Zone 4b) wrote:

Although the germination was low for a petunia, I will grow this one again because of the color and growth habit.

Regional...

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

San Leandro, California
Bartow, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Braselton, Georgia
Hampton, Illinois
Rockford, Illinois
Iowa City, Iowa
Barbourville, Kentucky
Ewing, Kentucky
Westland, Michigan
Sunnyside, New York
Meshoppen, Pennsylvania
Lafayette, Tennessee
Dishman, Washington



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