Purple PetuniaPotunia Piccola Purple Ice Petunias have icy-purple, trumpet-shaped blooms. Potunias grow into a compact, bubble-like mound. They tend to stay compact and will bloom from early in the spring through the summer. Piccola Potunias have a ton of small flowers that bloom early. They are not afraid of the heat and the blooms will tolerate the rain. Potunias are a bit more drought tolerant than other petunias so they require less water but still need consistent moisture.  They also require well-drained soil.

Petunias have trumpet-shaped flowers that are 2 to 3 inches across. They come in a wide variety of bright colors and may be solid in color or edged, striped, or starred with a contrasting color. Petunias do well from early spring until late fall. In the Fall, Petunias are excellent plants to fill in when you have to replace your summer plants in early September, and it is still too warm for Pansies. Petunias are able to handle the warmer weather of late summer/early fall and the cooler weather of mid- to late fall. They will survive light frosts, but the blooms will turn brown. A hard frost will kill most varieties of petunias.

Size: 306, #6

Spacing: Plant 9” to 12” apart.

Height: Grows 8″ to 12″ tall.

How To Grow: Plant in full sun to part sun.

Outstanding Features: Blooms bounce back after rain and won’t wilt like some varieties.

Tips: Potunias do not usually get stringy or overgrown but if they do you can pinch them back.

Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes

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Peace Farm Organics
July 2020