Petunias have compact, lush vegetation and fast growth, ideal for planting in flower beds and pots without needing too much care. They are particularly popular for their abundant flowering which, with proper care, lasts from early spring to late autumn. Petunia flowers, depending on the variety, can reach a size of 10-15 centimeters and we can choose between dozens of color combinations. There are many different species and varieties of petunias to plant in the garden and in pots. Petunias are divided into three main categories: a) large-flowered varieties of petunias (grandiflora type) with larger flowers, b) multi-flowered varieties (mutliflora type) with more medium-sized flowers and c) thousand-flowered varieties (milleflora type) with numerous small flowers
Petunias have moderate watering requirements, as they do not like excessive moisture and drought. During the spring season, we water the petunias about twice a week, while in periods of heat they need more frequent watering every 2 days. It is worth mentioning that the petunias that are in hanging baskets due to rapid water drainage, as well as the creeping varieties that have a large vegetative growth and flowering require more frequent watering, every 1-2 days.
Depending on the height, we can choose dwarf or taller petunia varieties. There are also creeping varieties of petunias, such as serphinia and calibrachoe, ideal flowers for ground cover in the garden, as well as for creating impressive hanging baskets. And as for the colors, we can choose petunias monochrome in white, yellow, red, orange, pink, purple, even black color, while many special are the two-color varieties that combine white with another color.