This easy, fast-growing annual cascades 3 feet or more from window boxes or hanging baskets. It’s a prolific bloomer, with nonstop, violet flowers approximately 1.5 inches wide blanketing the foliage. Plants bloom from May through the first frost.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsGreat as a groundcover. Does not need deadheading. Native to Argentina, it is one of the plants from which many Petunia cultivars have been derived.
CareNeeds moderate water, full sun, and loamy soil. Combine with other vigorous growers to prevent it from overgrowing companion plants.
PropagationSow seed 10 to 12 weeks before setting outdoors. Take softwood cuttings in spring or summer.
ProblemsAphids, caterpillars, leaf miners, gray mold, bacterail soft rot, various leaf spots, cucumber mosaic virus, and impatiens necrotic spot virus.
- Genus : Petunia
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Type : Annuals
- Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
- Bloom Time : Fall, Spring, Summer
- Growth Rate : Fast
- Light : Full Sun
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest