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Petunias ornamental half-hardy perennials


Petunias ornamental half-hardy perennialsPetunias are ornamental half-hardy perennials prefer a mixture of sandy loam and vegetable mould, but will grow in any rich, light soil. Seeds sown in March or April, at a temperature of from 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit, make fine bedding plants for a summer or autumn display.

As the seeds are very minute, they should be covered merely with a dusting of the finest of soil. Moisture is best supplied by standing the pots up to the rims in water. Pot off singly, harden off, and plant out at the end of May. May also easily be raised from cuttings, which will strike at any season in heat, but care must be taken that they do not damp off.

Petunias flower in July and August. Their height is about two feet.