Sowing Instructions – Sow indoors Feb-Apr. Surface sow onto moist, well-drained seed compost. Just cover seed with a sprinkling of soil. Place in a propagator or seal in a plastic bag to maintain humidity. Ideal temp. 20-25°C. Germination takes 2-3 weeks approx. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed.
Hints and Tips – Prefers a rich, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Added compost, manure or leaf compost will only improve the soil. A potting soil is ideal for container grown Petunias. Offer a sheltered situation away from drying winds. Water 1-2 times per week, allowing the top 5cm of soil to dry out between waterings. Water deeply, allowing the top 20cm of soil to become wet at each watering. a soluble fertiliser can be used every 2-3 weeks
Deadhead regularly to prolong the flowering window. If the plant is not deadheaded flowering may cease. Propagate by seed.
Seeds – Approx 10