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Petunia

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P. x hybrid
265M seeds/oz.
Germination: DO NOT cover seed; 70-75°F; 7-12 days
Sizes: Packs; Premium Packs; 4-10” pots; HB; Finish: 10-16 weeks

As one of the most popular genera in the bedding plant market, Petunias are showy, resilient and offer an abundance of options. Not only are petunias a fantastic summer plant across the country, they also withstand a bit of frost, making them a plant of choice for fall markets in the south and west coast! Listed below is a brief summary of the different types of petunias including information on plant habits and ideas for merchandising and marketing that will help you choose the best for your market!

Grandiflora
• Upright plant habit
• Large single (up to 5” diameter) or double flowers
• Fewer flowers than other types, but flowers are large and showy
• They take a hit in rainy weather, but will bounce back
• Grow them in packs, pots, containers, mixed combos
• Great for garden beds, patio containers
• Series: Aladdin, Daddy, Dreams, Double Cascade, Glorious, Hulahoop, Limbo, Pirouette, Prism, Sophistica, Supercascade, Ultra, Valentine

Multiflora
• Upright plant habit, more compact than grandifloras
• Smaller flowers than grandifloras, but more numerous
• Single and double flowers available
• Quicker to bounce back after rainy weather
• Grow them in packs, pots, containers, mixed combos
• Great for garden beds, mass planted in landscapes, patio containers
• Series: Celebrity, Tidal Wave

Milliflora
• Upright plant habit, more compact and miniature than multifloras
• Smaller flowers (1- to 1½-inch diameter) than multifloras but are numerous
• Single flowers available
• Grow them in packs, pots, mixed combos
• Great for flower bed borders, patio containers
• Series: Picobella series

Petunias are popular because they are showy, resilient and offer an abundance of options. Not only are petunias a fantastic summer plant across the country, they also withstand a bit of frost and are a nice fall flowering annual in the south and west coast. Choose from our comprehensive selection of petunia seed varieties: upright and spreading/trailing types with flower types ranging from extra-large to petite, solids and bi-colors, singles and doubles. Petunias are a top selling annual that can be enjoyed in garden beds, containers, hanging baskets, window boxes, combination planters, and more.


Petunia, Spreading

Petunia, Upright
 



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