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Petunia x atkinsiana

Petunia
Perennials
Classification Scientific Name: Petunia x atkinsiana
  Common Name: Petunia
  Family: Solanaceae
  Location Index: HG14
  Suggested Use: beds & borders

container plantings

hanging baskets
     
Plant Plant Type: perennial
  Plant Form: spreading

rounded

cascading
  Height: 8 - 15 inches
  Spread: 1 - 3 feet
  Bloom Period: spring

summer

fall
  Flower Color: white, red, purple, pink, yellow
  Flower: funnel-shaped corolla available in singles, doubles, ruffles, fringes, stripes, veined, or trailing varieties

flowers have a sweet fragrance
  Foliage Texture: medium
  Foliage: alternate, ovate leaves with a fine pubescence
     
Environment Sun Requirement: light shade
  Water Requirement: medium
  Soil: well-drained

moist

fertile
  Heat Tolerance: medium
     
Care Maintenance: nitrogen fertilization

shear in summer months for improved density

dead head for best performance
  Liabilities: heat
  Tolerances: frost

tobacco mosaic virus

aphids

botrytis

root rot
  Propagation: seed
     
More Additional Notes: perennial treated as an annual

good transitional plant
Petunia x atkinsiana

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