Spoilt for choice with top petunias
Never has there been as much choice in petunias as this year. You can be forgiven if you feel confused as to what is the best performer for your garden.
Petunias have long been grown as annuals or bedding plants but now there are a myriad of varieties available that are multi-branching and will quickly fill a large pot or hanging basket or a spot in the garden and give you months of flowers— one plant doing the job of a dozen bedding plants.
Stand out petunias include the Aussie winner Bubblegum series, in blushwhite, fuchsia pink.
These are quite outstanding in that they will give you continuous flowering from now right through till June and are perennial, lasting up to three years. You can see these at the Tauranga Racecourse.
Consider too the Superbells Calibrachoas, also Aussie Winners, with their dainty cute wee flowers in the hundreds, smothering strong spreading plants. They are long flowering, sun loving and very weather tolerant— justwhatwe need here in the Bay.
Crazytunias are another interesting line of petunias.
Yes they do look as if they are a bit crazy . . . bizarre flower colour combinations all in the same neat and tidy plant.
There are rich reds, sublime limes, blacks and twilight blues in the Crazytunia series.
Oh yes, and did I mention Petunia Violet Bouquet, awesome in hanging baskets, or Calipetites, a small plant with a big splash of colour!
Yes, now you can see what I mean by spoilt for choice.
We have (or are getting) all of these fabulous colourful petunias at Decor Gardenworld, so come out and have a look.
To grow them successfully all you need is sun, well-drained soil or potting mix, some water during dry spells and a slow release and/or liquid fertiliser such as Ican Fast Food.
An occasional light trim will revitalise them into further flowering.
You can’t gowrong once you have made the choice.
More choice than ever for petunias.