Petunia: Our Favorite Flowers

Add color and versatility to your summer garden container.
Summer Flower Hanging Baskets

Summer Flower Hanging Baskets

Early summer is the time for planting hanging baskets. Petunias make a great choice for a cascade of color over the sides.

Photo by: DK - Learn to Garden © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - Learn to Garden , 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Early summer is the time for planting hanging baskets. Petunias make a great choice for a cascade of color over the sides.

The popular and versatile petunia is a great choice for a splash of summer color in your garden containers. Give this annual full sun, well-drained soil and regular feeding. Petunias will grow up to 10 inches — trailing varieties even longer — and come in many colors including reds, blues, pinks, pale yellows, even multi-colored. Keep them deadheaded to maintain a vigorous healthy plant throughout their long growing season.

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