Petunias, closely related to tobacco and tomato, are one of America’s
favorite annual flowers. There are thousands of cultivars in varied
vibrant colors and perfumed fragrances. They bloom from one frost to
the next, and they are very easy to maintain.
They tolerate heat and drought, they only need watering about once a
week (more often in containers). They love full sun – the more sun you
give them the more blooms they will produce. They thrive in
well-draining, moderately rich soil with a little added organic matter – leaf
mold or compost – worked in for nutrients.
Park Seed’s most popular petunia this season has been the Petunia