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!
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,)
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.
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