Petunia is an annual plant of the nightshade family (Solanaceae). Family came from southern Brazil and Argentina, and includes about 20 species.
How to use petunias in landscape architecture:
Petunia is commonly used in landscaping balconies, terraces of office buildings, hotels, swimming pools, restaurants and other buildings.
Height of the plant:
This plant reaches a height of about 60 cm, stems in most cases are pending. Petunia leaves are covered with hairs, leaf shape is oval to slightly elongated, color is light green.
Petunia - cascade (hanging)
The color of petunias:
The flowers of this species are whirling with 5 separately accreted corolla, 5 small green sepals with yellow stamens located in the middle of color.
The color has a pleasant fragrance, flowering from June to September.
In the garden:
Plants need sunlight habitats.
Watering should be regular. Mandatory watering in the afternoon when the sun is not very hot.
Features in farming:
Important for the pot in which it is grown petunias to be bright range to not retain and attract the sun, which quickly dried the soil and damage plants. The soil mixture should be rich in nutrients.
Reproduction of petunias:
The most commonly practiced sowing seeds of petunias, the time to sow them in February, but the production is difficult because many of the varieties of petunias do not form seeds. For this reason, much of gardeners recommend buying plants from nurseries and production facilities where quality is guaranteed and there are a variety of hues and colors.
During the summer months it is recommended feeding with fertilizer for flowering plants.
Tricks to more abundant blooms:
After petal fall colors should be removed, can be applied and pruning thickening and abundant blooms.
In this type, due to greater use and demand have created numerous hybrids and varieties with different color and size color. Different varieties and hybrids permits the combination in containers, to achieve interesting decorative effect.
Petunia can coexist with:
Petunias can be combined with Bakopa, verbena, lobelia, ipomeya, dihondra and others. The combinations are very lavish and are possible because the requirements in the cultivation of these flowers as close as possible. Petunia is the most common type used in summer gardening on balconies, terraces, window sills of office buildings, hotels and others. One of the few beautiful flowering species capable of withstanding the full sunshine in the summer.
The most recommended by experts groups petunias are 'Grandiflora', which has a large and decoration colors, size color from 10 to 12 centimeters. In the group 'Multiflora', colors are smaller but more of them, which also gives a magnificent decorative effect and kichestost. There are forms with sloping stems, suitable for hanging baskets. There are many forms of decoration colors that are suitable for representative parts of buildings.