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Petunia × atkinsiana Mirage Series

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H2 (tender - cool or frost-free greenhouse)

Colour

Flower

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Foliage

Blue, Pink, Purple, Red or White in Autumn or Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

petunia Mirage 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

Mirage Series are spreading annuals to 30cm in height, with single, trumpet-shaped flowers to 7cm across, in white, pink, purple, violet or red, sometimes with dark veins or central star

Synonym(s)

  • Petunia multiflora Mirage Series
  • Petunia × hybrida Mirage Series

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in light, well-drained soil in full sun, with shelter from drying winds. Plant out after frosts have passed

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Neutral, Acid or Alkaline
  • Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 13-18ºC in early spring

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

Deadhead regularly

Pests

aphids and slugs may be a problem

Diseases

May be subject to fungal foot rot and a virus