Petunia
Petunia 'Fire Chief'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Petunia (peh-TEWN-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Fire Chief

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:

Red

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:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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:

Braselton, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 19, 2007, renwings from Sultan, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

My Select Seeds catalog states that this plant self sows. The profile indicates above that this plant is sterile.


Editor's Note

This plant is marked as "N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed" This cultivar, like most Petunias, will self-sow. It's marked as it is because it is a hybrid and won't come true to seed.

Positive

On Jul 14, 2006, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

A pretty red heirloom petunia though blooms are small. I still like it!

A scarce petunia variety bred by Bodger in California, it was an All-America Selections Winner in 1950. The fragrant flowers open rich red and fade to a soft red shade. Of the 45 pre-1960 AAS award-winning petunias, this is the only one still surviving!

Annual; 1 ft tall
Seed to bloom: 12 wks
Color: Red
Full sun
Soil: Rich, moist, well-drained
Hardiness: HHA
Sowing Instructions
Type: Annual
SEED
Depth: Surface
Flat temp: 65-70F
Sprout time: 5-14 days
Tip: Sow indoors 8-10 wks before planting out after frost, or outdoors after frost in longer season areas.



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