Petunias are a popular and versatile flower that can be found in a variety of colors and sizes. They are perfect for hanging baskets, window boxes, and gardens. They are known for their beautiful blooms, which can last from spring until fall.
One of the best things about petunias is that they are low maintenance. The genetics of petunias have developed a lot since our grandmothers did their gardening. One of the most notable items is that petunias are self cleaning, meaning that no dead flower removal is required during their time in your garden. Due to the use of better genetics petunias really don't require much attention and can thrive in a variety of conditions. They prefer well-drained soil and full sun, but can also tolerate some shade. They should be watered regularly and fertilized every 4-6 weeks.
When it comes to pests and diseases, petunias are relatively resistant. However, they can be prone to powdery mildew, which can be prevented by ensuring proper air circulation and avoiding leaving water on their petals and leaves, try not to overwater water, but instead get under the leaves to the soil when watering.
Petunias come in a wide variety of colors, including white, pink, red, purple, and bi-colored varieties. Some popular cultivars include the 'Dekko' series, which are known for their cascading habit and long-lasting blooms, and the 'Potunia' series, which are perfect for hanging baskets or window boxes.
In summary, petunias are an excellent choice for gardeners looking for a low maintenance flower that can add color and beauty to their garden.