Trumpet shaped flowers. It exists in single or double flowers. There are also mono and multi-colored versions. There are variations such as Multi-flora, Grandi-Flora, Double Multi-Flora, Double Grandi-Flora. Leaves are oval, soft, hairy and light green.
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Moisten compost throughout growing period. Allow to dry out a little before re watering.
Once every two weeks with high potash liquid fertilizer from mid-Summer to Autumn. Feed six weeks after planting half recommended strength.
Petunias need light to germinate when sowing.
Sow seeds on surface in seed and cutting compost in early Spring with gentle heat. Do not cover seeds. Prick the seedlings when they are large to handle and harden off in late Spring.
Petunias like good drainage compost. They must be dead heading constantly to continue blooming.
Banana peels brighten the colours of the petunia flowers. Dry banana peels for ten minutes in low heat in the oven. Let cool and ground to powder. Spread on surface and water the plant.
Do not over feed. Protect plants from heavy rain. Discard after flowering.
They are excellent bedding plants, but also very useful for window boxes, containers and hanging baskets. Cut back the stems if they become too straggly and dead-head regularly.
Moderate. Do not spray flowers.
Any reasonable garden soil.
All parts of the oleander (Nerium oleander), a beautiful Mediterranean-native flowering shrub, are poisonous. Ingesting oleander leaves can cause gastrointestinal, cardiac, and central nervous system problems and possible death.