Petunia 'Sweetunia Black Satin' flowers
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Height: 8 inches
Spread: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Sweetunia Series
Sweetunia Black Satin Petunia is smothered in stunning black trumpet-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to late summer. It's pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Sweetunia Black Satin Petunia is a dense herbaceous annual bedding plant with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This annual bedding plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Sweetunia Black Satin Petunia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Sweetunia Black Satin Petunia will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This annual bedding plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This plant can be propagated by cuttings.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.