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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Petunia x hybrida
Plant type: warm-season annual
Height: 8 inches or 18 inch vines
Location and soil: sun; rich, well-drained soil
Uses: cutting, bedding, border, edging, containers
Bloom time: summer-fall
Color range: coral, lavender, pink, purple, red, yellow, white
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 7 days
Germination temp.: 80 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: surface sow
Needs light or dark to germinate: light
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: -
Growing On...
Growing tips: lightly press the tiny seeds into the soil at planting time; good for window boxes and hanging baskets; fall sowing in zones 9-10

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