This Petunia can play a starring role in your display. The flowers have a nice depth and detail to their colouration. Surprise Petunias are lovely and dense, they stick close to the ground and have a gentle, trailing habit, the blooms are 5-7cm across.
Perennial Petunias have the advantage of lasting a few years in the garden, where their annual counterparts were quite short lived. They have excellent cold tolerance, and are renowned for being tough and producing weather resistant blooms. They make great fillers as your summer plants begin to fade as they continue to frost.
Perennial Petunias add bright pops of colour to gardens, pots or hanging baskets and have a nice, dense, mounding form with gently trailing stems. The flowers can bloom from spring to autumn, even longer in warmer climates.
Plant your Perennial Petunia into moderately fertile to humus rich, well drained soil. Add a diluted liquid fertiliser fortnightly, or a slow release pelletised version every couple of months to keep them blooming at their best. A light prune after the first flush will help prolong flowering. In pots and hanging baskets it is a good idea to use a good quality potting mix. In areas of hard frost they may have to be treated as annuals, they survive outdoors here in the hills with a bit of winter damage but shoot back quickly as the weather warms.
Petunia x hybrida
Spring to autumn
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Unavailable in QLD, WA
Full Sun to Semi Shade