This petunia variety was an All-America Winner for 1995, and it's certainly worth all of the accolades (and the price!). The plants display a unique spreading habit, creeping and vining along the ground up to 4'-5'. Height never attains more than 6"-7", so it does not get flattened in heavy rains or wind. The color--an intensely radiant fuchsia-hued purple, --is just lovely, with dark purple veins and throat. The 2"-3" blooms cover the plants from late June till hard frost, and I found they really don't need to be dead-headed. Lush foliage and profuse runners make it well-suited for ground cover, rock gardens, pots, and hanging baskets.
10 seeds pelleted
Germination: 10-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-80ºF.
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface and press into soil
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-80ºF soil temperature. Transplant after the last frost, 12-28" apart. Water seedlings regularly until established.
Sowing Outdoors: We do not recommend starting petunia seeds outdoors
Growth Habit: Mounding, spreading
Height and Width: 8-10" x 36"
Spacing: 12-18" apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Loose, rich, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 90-100 days
Uses: Flower beds, containers, hanging baskets, or window boxes
Care: When grown in containers petunias need to be fertilized and watered regularly. This will keep the plants blooming all season long. During the heat of summer, they will need to be watered a few times a week. When growing petunias in the ground amend the soil with compost before planting. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 1-2 weeks or use a time-release fertilizer at planting time.