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Petunia Fortunia Velvet Heart | Bedding plant 7cm Pot


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Product Overview

Petunia Fortunia Velvet Heart

The petunia is a simple and easy way to add colour and traditional style to your garden. Easy to introduce to any garden or soil, the petunia produces flowers from June to October and is particularly well suited for containers. The funnel-shaped flowers feature light purple petals have darker shades in the middle that sit on a backdrop of delicate herby green foliage. The mounds of colour produced by this plant would look great at the front of your garden bed or border or as an impressive feature in a container or hanging basket.

How do I grow petunias?

Place your petunia in a well-draining soil that receives full sun throughout the day. If placed in too much shade, they tend to become spindly and may not flower. Plant after the last spring frost and make sure the location is protected from strong winds.

How often should I water my petunia?

Petunias are a heat-tolerant plant that only needs to be watered thoroughly once a week (increase this in periods of prolonged dry weather). Avoid shallow watering as it encourages shallow root growth which leads to less healthy and vibrant plants. If planting in a container, water more frequently, but don't allow to get waterlogged.

Should I fertilize my petunia?

Feed a balanced water-soluble feed once a month to allow for rapid growth and heavy blooming. When should I prune petunias? Remove spent blooms and seeds when they die to encourage new growth and prevent self-seeding. Deadhead towards the end of the growing season by removing the base of the flower. Removing seeds is important as your plant will stop producing flowers once it goes to seed.

Are petunias good for containers?

Yes, petunias are particularly good for patio planters because of their varied mounding and trailing habits. They also bloom continuously throughout the summer making them ideal for long-lasting summertime colour. Mounding varieties are good for filling space and adding colour making any patio display look full. Trailing varieties hang beautifully out of window box or down the sides of hanging baskets or large containers

Notes

  • Our plants are provided in a plastic nursery pot. Any decorative pots or props are not included.
  • These plants vary in size, colour and flowers depending on the season stage

Right Packaging

As an online plant store, we recognise the need to protect the environment and have thought very carefully about the packaging we use and where we buy it from to make sure your plants turn up in good condition with the least impact on the environment.

When it comes to packaging, our philosophy takes the following into account:

Sustainability - all of the packaging we used can be fully reused, recycled or composted. And, in the unfortunate event that it does make its way to landfill, it will biodegrade, leaving nothing but humus behind.

The right packaging for the job - we want our plants to arrive in perfect condition so we have designed packaging that holds your plants safely and securely inside the box, meaning they turn up in great condition.

What's our packaging made from?

Our outer packaging is made from corrugated cardboard. This cardboard can withstand the weight of your plants and is not susceptible to moisture so will remain strong and stable until your plants are delivered and you’re ready to unpack them. Not only that, it will keep your plants safe and undamaged in transit.

As well as being perfect for keeping your plants safe, corrugated cardboard is easy to recycle and is in keeping with our commitment to ensure we use the more environmentally friendly packaging as possible.

Packaging sustainability

We have chosen to partner with a packaging supplier that has the same environmental values as us. All packaging uses 85% recycled material and is 100% recyclable and compostable. This commitment to the environment is backed up by a Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation and ISO 14001 accreditation for their environmental management system.

Plant unboxing video

  • Eventual Height: 25 - 50cm
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Facing: South, East, West
  • Planting Month: February, March, April, May, June, July
  • Flowering Month: May, June, July, August, September
  • Wildlife: Bees, Butterflies
  • Growth Speed: Fast
  • Stem Colour: Green
  • Leaf Colour: Green
  • Ground Cover: Medium
  • Position: Beds, Borders, Pots, Hanging Basket
  • Soil Moisture: Medium
  • Room: Outdoor
  • Hardiness Rating: H2
  • Shape: Upright
  • Grown In: Great Britain
  • Sun Level: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Soil Type: Loam
  • Pot Size: 7.0cm

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