Garden

Petunia


GeneralitŠ°


Petunias are known for the beauty of flowers, to be cultivated in pots or planters. The genus Petunia includes 40 species of herbaceous plants, annual or perennial, mostly native to South America.
They develop large bushes, densely branched, 25-60 cm tall, often presenting prostrate or hanging stems; the leaves, light green in color, are covered by a very thin hair, to the touch they are slightly sticky, and give off a characteristic scent

The flowers



With a tubular corolla, they are solitary and supported by terminal or axillary peduncles. They present the full range of colors, from white to pink, from purple to blue. The tubular portion of the corolla is almost straight, while its margin is broad and five-lobed.
The flowering, very abundant, lasts from the middle of spring to the middle of autumn. There are many hybrids and cultivars on the market, including double flowers or jagged corollas or wrinkled-looking corollas.

Million Bells TrailingSoft Pink-sunbelkuopiFoto LazzeriFlower:light pink, abundant flowering throughout the summer.Growth:medium-strong, hanging, with excellent branching.Features:among the Million Bells has the best growth.Million Bells TrailingWhite-sunbelkuhuFoto LazzeriFlower:pure white, 2-3 cm in diameter, with floweringabundant from the end of March throughout the summer. Growth:leaves small (2x3cm) and oval, extremely hanging,with excellent branching and dense vegetation.Features:long day plant.Million Bells TrailingBlu-sunbelkubuFoto LazzeriFlower:deep blue with yellow eye, abundant floweringfrom April through the summer. Growth:hanging with excellent branching, small leafand very thick.Features:long day plant.Million Bells TrailingPink-sunbelkupiFoto LazzeriFlower:pink, similar to Million Bells Pink, with floweringabundant from the beginning of April. Growth:hanging with excellent branching, small leafand very thick.Features:long day plant.






















Million Bells Lemon-sunbelki
Foto Lazzeri
Flower:
lemon yellow, without veins, a little more
light terracotta.
Growth:
medium-strong, semi-upright.


Million
Bells
Cherry-sunbelchipi
Foto Lazzeri
Flower:
pink with yellow eye, 2-3 cm in diameter; flowering
abundant and uninterrupted throughout the summer.
Growth:
small, oval leaves with semi-upright growth.
Features:
long day plant.


Million
Bells Terracotta-sunbelkist.
Foto Lazzeri
Flower:
lemon yellow with bronze veins.
Growth:
medium-strong, semi-upright.
Features:
ideal in combination with 'Magenta'.


Million
Bells
Magenta-lazzpersa
Foto Lazzeri
Flower:
magenta red with yellow eye, very abundant flowering
and uninterrupted throughout the summer.
Growth:
medium-strong, semi-upright similar to 'Cherry' and 'Terracotta'.
Features:
very strong color.

















Petunia: Dwarf petunias



Very popular among fans of petunias there are the so-called petunias dwarf, plants appreciated above all for the compact dimensions and for the very intense color of their flowers. The dwarf petunias in reality they are calibrachoe, plants always of the species of the solanace which however produce flowers much smaller than those of luxuriant petunias.
The dwarf petunias they are grown and sold in small baskets ("basket") that are hung on porches and windowsills.
These plants are grown as annuals throughout Italy but their flowering is abundant and luxuriant throughout the warm season. The dwarf petunias are particularly recognizable because of their very bright colors ranging from canary yellow to orange to violet and lilac.
In addition to the ornamental aspect, these plants are very appreciated because they are very resistant to diseases and at the moment there are no insects or other specific pathologies of this variety, which is therefore preferred to more delicate plants such as geraniums.


Million Bells Lemon-sunbelki
Foto Lazzeri
Flower:
lemon yellow, without veins, a little more
light terracotta.
Growth:
medium-strong, semi-upright.


Million
Bells
Cherry-sunbelchipi
Foto Lazzeri
Flower:
pink with yellow eye, 2-3 cm in diameter; flowering
abundant and uninterrupted throughout the summer.
Growth:
small, oval leaves with semi-upright growth.
Features:
long day plant.


Million
Bells Terracotta-sunbelkist.
Foto Lazzeri
Flower:
lemon yellow with bronze veins.
Growth:
medium-strong, semi-upright.
Features:
ideal in combination with 'Magenta'.


Million
Bells
Magenta-lazzpersa
Foto Lazzeri
Flower:
magenta red with yellow eye, very abundant flowering
and uninterrupted throughout the summer.
Growth:
medium-strong, semi-upright similar to 'Cherry' and 'Terracotta'.
Features:
very strong color.