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PETUNIA 'Keilavbu'( SURFINIA® SKY BLUE, SURFINIA® SERIES) PP13542
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Surfinia® Series petunias offer vigorous, cascading growth and prolific season-long bloom. The velvety, funnel-shaped blooms come in an extensive array of warm and cool hues including white, yellow, lavender, blue, purple, red, pink, and peach. The flowers are noted for heat, rain and humidity tolerance.
Hybrid petunias are garden standbys. Developed from several South American petunia species, these sun- and heat-loving annuals or tender perennials were among the first ornamentals to be bred for the bedding plant market in the 1950s. They have medium to fine, oval, mid- to dark-green leaves and fuzzy, sticky, scented stems. The pungent flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. New, improved hybrids such as those in the Surfinia® Series continue to be introduced.
Petunias are as easy to grow as they are pretty. They require ample sun and grow best in rich soil with good drainage, but also perform well in infertile soil. Petunias are a good choice for fall and winter planting in warm, frost-free zones. In colder regions, plant them after danger of frost has passed. They bloom best with regular fertilization and will flower all season with no deadheading. Surfinia® Series petunias are good for hanging baskets, beds, and window boxes; as "fillers" in borders and tubs; and just about anywhere else that brilliant, long-lasting color is needed. These vegetatively propagated hybrids must be purchased as plants.
12 - 1
9 - 15
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
6"-12" / 15.2cm - 30.5cm
12"-36" / 30.5cm - 91.4cm
Hybrid Origin, North America, Central America, South America
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
White, Yellow, Red, Blue, Purple, Pink, Hot Pink, Magenta, Rose, Coral, Peach, Dark Red, Lavender, Violet, Plum
Green, Gray Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Tropical
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