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Shanin Wild Petunia Seeds

Petunia violacea

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Plant the seeds indoors about 10-12 weeks before the last frost of spring. In a germination flat, press the seed into the surface of the soil; this seed needs light to germinate. Since this seed is tiny, mixing it with sand may help it spread evenly. Keep the soil lightly moist and in a warm place until germination, which usually takes 7-14 days. As soon as the seedlings can safely be handled, transplant them into individual pots; plant them outdoors after the last chance of frost.

Growing: Water seedlings until they become established. Mature plants tolerate some drought, though they flourish with occasional watering. Keep in mind that this plant does not like getting its foliage and blooms wet, and should be watered accordingly. To encourage branching, pinch back the tips as they grow. For extended blooming, remove the spent blossoms.This spreading, plant makes an excellent choice for hanging baskets, borders, and containers; it also attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, and has good pest resistance. This plant tolerates high heat well.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately.

Seed Saving: After the flowers fade, small pods will form that eventually open and release their seeds. Gather the seeds as soon as the pods have begun to open; watch them carefully to prevent loss, since the seeds can easily be blown away by the wind. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Petunia violacea

Species Origin: Introduced US Flower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 142,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 12 Inches

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~2000 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/16 Oz Mylar (1.77g) $4.80 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $6.00 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $12.00 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $48.00 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $180.00 Sold Out
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DESCRIPTION

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This species is the heat loving, blossom-heavy half of the domesticated petunia. A member of the nightshade family, it has its origins as a native species of South America. Since this genus also includes the tobacco plant, the common name "petunia" comes from an obscure word for tobacco. The species name "violacea" comes from the Latin word for "violet."


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Plant the seeds indoors about 10-12 weeks before the last frost of spring. In a germination flat, press the seed into the surface of the soil; this seed needs light to germinate. Since this seed is tiny, mixing it with sand may help it spread evenly. Keep the soil lightly moist and in a warm place until germination, which usually takes 7-14 days. As soon as the seedlings can safely be handled, transplant them into individual pots; plant them outdoors after the last chance of frost.

Growing: Water seedlings until they become established. Mature plants tolerate some drought, though they flourish with occasional watering. Keep in mind that this plant does not like getting its foliage and blooms wet, and should be watered accordingly. To encourage branching, pinch back the tips as they grow. For extended blooming, remove the spent blossoms.This spreading, plant makes an excellent choice for hanging baskets, borders, and containers; it also attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, and has good pest resistance. This plant tolerates high heat well.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately.

Seed Saving: After the flowers fade, small pods will form that eventually open and release their seeds. Gather the seeds as soon as the pods have begun to open; watch them carefully to prevent loss, since the seeds can easily be blown away by the wind. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Petunia violacea

Species Origin: Introduced US Flower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 142,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 12 Inches

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