Petunias are one of the most colourful annuals for any garden. One of the most popular flowering plants. They are Sun-loving plants and can tolerate dry conditions once established well. They are excellent for mass bedding and border and popular in tubs, troughs, large pots on terrace or patio.
They grow well on a wide range of soils. Too much water and fertilisers makes the plants supply the flower poorly.
Pot Culture: Petunia can be sown directly into pots. Sow 5 – 6 seeds in an 8” pot and cover lightly. Sow the seeds 3 mm deep. Water lightly. Keep in shade till they germinate in about 10-12 days. Gradually exposed to full sun. Soil should be moist but not wet. Later keep 2 – 3 healthy seedlings in the pot and discard the rest.
In Ground: To grow in ground, make seedlings first. Once the seedlings are 2 – 3 weeks old, transplant them into their fixed position in your garden. The spacing between plants should be 20 cm. Provide sufficient manure in the ground.
Watering should be done when the soil is dry. Keep it moist. During rains ensure there is no water logging. Feed Bahaar (liquid) fertilizer once in 15 days and later once buds appear feed Maxi grow fertilizer. It will ensure more flowers. Continue once in 7 days till the end of last flowers. To keep the soil enriched, put Biogro (organic manure) once a month.
The Seeds in this packet are of bright single mix colors. The flowering starts from 85-90 days onwards and continues for 8-12 weeks. The plant attains a height of 40 cm.