Magenta color petunia

Common Name : Magenta color petunia, Surfinia petunia Botanical Name : Petunia integrifolia Family : Solanaceae

Magenta color petunia

Kingdom - Plantae

Category - Perennials, half hardy annuals

Origin / Native - North & South America

Suitable for - Bedding garden, contianers, borders

Height - 12 inches tall

Flowering season - Through out summer to Autumn

Two groups of cultivars - Multifora [2 in wide blooms, large number of flowers], Grandiflora[Large flowers, 4 inches wide blooms]

Best Multifora varieties - Resisto Mixed [blue, pink, yellow, red, white], Sugar Plum[Lavender & deep colour veins]

Best Grandiflora varieties - Cherry Frost & Blue frost [ White, waves edges], Cascade mixed [ mixed colours, good for bedding garden & baskets], Razzle Dazzle [blue, red, purple blooms with white striped], Super Fanfare Mixed [Double blooms, large]

Light Requirement & care - Sunny, open & warm, fertile free draining soils, occasional high-potash feed, Deadhead plants regularly, discard after flowering

Pests & Diseases - Aphids attack young shoots, Virus disease distort growth

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lalbagh botanical garden, Bangalore[Bengaluru], Karnataka, India

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