Petunia x hybrida 'Ultra Red'
Common Garden Petunia
|Indispensable for instant masses of non-stop color, Petunias come in many shapes, sizes and hues, and are good for any design theme. Flowers bloom in shades of red, pink, salmon, coral, blue, purple, white, cream, and yellow, in one color or bicolored -- spotted, frosted, veined, splashed or striped. The single and double blooms have frilled or ruffled edges. Flowers have a stronger nighttime fragrance. There are two broad categories: Multifloras producing many small flowers (up to 2 inches across) and Grandifloras with fewer, but larger, flowers (up to 4 inches across). F1 Hybrids of both types have excellent color, uniformity and vigor. Use compact forms as edging and bedding. Trailing forms cascade down the edges of hanging baskets or containers. Good cut flowers. Tolerant of a wide range of soils and climates, but best in full sun. Single-flowered types withstand rain better than doubles. Pinch to encourage branching and flower production. Regular fertilization, deadheading and cutting back will also increase flowering. Perennial in warm winter areas, so plant for fall and winter color. Mostly pest-free, watch for tobacco budworms. Can also be damaged by air pollution and fungal diseases due to excessive moisture and humidity. In humid climates, plant with good air circulation.
Early flowering, compact-spreading plants bear single red flowers up to 4 inches across. Weather tolerant and disease resistant. 'Ultra' series also comes in blue, purple, red, rose, and salmon.
Attributes - Petunia x hybrida 'Ultra Red'
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Fall
Flower Color: Red
Height: 8 in. to 1 ft. 6 in.
Width: 10 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Beetles, Caterpillars, Damping-off, Spider Mites.
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