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Petunia × atkinsiana Carpet Series

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial or Bedding

Habit

Mat forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H2 (tender - cool or frost-free greenhouse)

Colour

Flower

Orange, Purple, Red or Yellow in Autumn or Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

petunia Carpet Series

Family

Solanaceae


Petunia can be annuals or perennials, with simple leaves and large, solitary, trumpet-shaped flowers in the upper leaf axils from late spring to autumn

Carpet Series are compact, spreading annuals to 30cm, with trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of red, orange, purple and yellow

Synonym(s)

  • Petunia multiflora Carpet Series
  • Petunia × hybrida Carpet Series

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

A sunny, sheltered site is essential for the best flowers, this variety works well as carpet ground cover if the soil is well-drained

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Can get aphids, slugs and snails

Diseases

May be subject to grey moulds, foot rot and a virus