Petunia, Multiflora Petunia
Petunia 'Dolce Fragolino'

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

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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Positive

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 p... read more

Negative

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

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

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.