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Petunia Cascadias Yellow Eye 'Dancasye' (Cascadias Series)

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial

Habit

Trailing

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H2 (tender - cool or frost-free greenhouse)

Colour

Flower

White and Yellow in Autumn, Spring 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 year


Preferred common name

petunia 'Dancasye'

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

Cascadias Yellow Eye is a free-flowering, shortly trailing annual to 40cm tall, with fragrant white flowers 6cm wide, with greenish-yellow mid-vein to each lobe

Synonym(s)

  • Petunia 'Yellow Eye'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in loam-based potting compost under glass in full light. Water freely when in growth and apply a high potassium fertiliser every two weeks. Outdoors grow in light, well-drained soil in full sun with shelter from wind. Deadheading will prolong flowering

Soil

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

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 13-18°C (55-64°F) in autumn or mid-spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

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


How to care

Pruning

Deadhead as needed

Pests

Aphids and slugs may be troublesome

Diseases

Generally resistant to mildew. May be troubled by fungal foot rot and a virus, including alfalfa mosaic virus, tomato spotted wilt, tobacco mosaic virus and potato viruses