Petunia x hybrid
Petunias are a favourite of gardeners everywhere. They are vigorous growers and prolific bloomers from mid spring through late fall and are great in containers, garden beds, borders and groundcovers. Flower colour choices are nearly limitless, with some sporting beautiful veining and intriguing colours. The flowers tout themselves as ‘waterproof’ which means that the flowers don’t close up when water is splashed on them. Many varieties are sweetly fragrant and attract butterflies, hummingbirds and are also deer resistant. All varieties of petunias do best and grow more bushy and full if you pinch or cut them back by at least one third in midsummer.
- Full sun annual
- Height: 15-45cm
- Spread: 30cm
- Flowers: Spring through summer