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Petunia × atkinsiana 'Storm Pink'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial or Bedding

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H2 (tender - cool or frost-free greenhouse)

Colour

Flower

Pink, Purple and White in Autumn and 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 'Storm Pink'

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

'Storm Pink' is a bushy annual with single, white-throated, purplish-pink flowers to 6.5cm across

Synonym(s)

  • Petunia × hybrida 'Storm Pink'

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