This brilliant blend of striped, veined, bicolours and solid colours is ideal in patio containers and summer bedding schemes.
The semi and fully double blooms continue to look good even late in the season, when some other petunias become stretched.
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How to Guide
Almost fill a seed tray with moist seed compost. Sow seeds thinly over the surface, and lightly cover them with a little more compost.
Place in warmth 18-25C (65-75F), and keep moist. Cover the tray with cling film, but remove as soon as seedlings begin to emerge.
Sowing Distance30cm / 12in
Potting on/Thining Out
Keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from bright sun. When large enough to handle, transplant 5cm (2in) apart into trays of potting compost.
Hardening Off/Planting Out
Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks when danger of frost has passed. Allow 30cm (12in) between plants.
Choose a sheltered spot in full sun. Water well in dry weather and feed plants regularly with a liquid fertiliser.