About petunias( video) ASA1313)The flower is mostly annual and is planted in gardens. In the form of indoor plants, petunia is not grown, but can be used as a living decoration of balconies. Petunias are hardy, so do not require excessive care. The classification of petunias is diverse and includes about 30 plant species, in each of which there are subspecies.
Classification of petunias by varieties
Petunias are divided into the following varieties:
- dwarf or other name "undersized".
This group in the classification of petunias is the most numerous and is distinguished by its diversity. The flowers of the plant are large, they can reach up to 12 cm in diameter. The color is usually two-colored, with various edging and strokes. Flowers have edges of various shapes.
In the care of this variety is the most fastidious and capricious, it requires more attention than other species. It is very susceptible to diseases, instantly reacts to adverse weather conditions, requires rich soil, regular regular watering. But, at the same time, bush petunias are very popular among gardeners due to the variety of species.
Classification of petunias in the bush:
- grandiflora superior;
- grandiflora superior super low;
- grandiflora low;
- large-flowered fringed;
- large-flowered fringed low.
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The most popular series of bush petunias are: Hulahup, Hit Parade, Highlight, Picoti, Daddy, Polaris and Storm. All plants of these series have large flowers and original coloring.
Classification of ampelous petunias
Petunias ampelous or “creeping” are distinguished by long shoots that are densely covered with flowers. This species grows downwards, therefore it is often used for decorative decoration of balconies and is grown in pots. The diameter of the flowers ranges from 5 to 9 cm. Some species of ampelous petunias are perennial.
This type of petunias is classified according to the length of the shoots and the shape of the flowers:
- ampelous with shoots of "Surfini".
The superiority of this group of petunias is unpretentiousness in care, they have enough regular watering and periodic enrichment of the soil with mineral fertilizers. To decorate your balcony or flower bed with flowers of this type, you can choose such varieties of petunias as the Wave of Good Luck, Waterfall, Pearl Surf, Lilac Surf.
Multi-flowered petunias are distinguished by a rich scattering of blooms that are small in size. Flowers grow densely and practically cover a bush completely. A multi-flowered petunia is an early plant that allows you to enjoy flowering earlier than other varieties.
This species is short and compact. To achieve the most striking aesthetic effect, you can give the plant a rounded shape by mowing. The colors are different, there are both monochrome shades and variegated.
Multi-flowered petunia weather resistant, but does not tolerate frost.
The classification of a multi-flowered petunia is not significantly represented, there are the following plant species:
- Fantasy - the average size of flowers is about 4 cm;
- Petunia Terry Duo Summer - buds about 6-7 cm;
- Petunia Terry Tart Bonanza - bushes up to 35 cm high;
- Prime Time - some flowers have wavy petals;
- Mirage - a variety of shades;
- Plum Crystals - the color of flowers changes during growth;
- Charm - long flowering( from early summer to mid-autumn).
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Classification of petunia dwarf
Dwarf or low-growing petunias deserve this name due to the small size of the bush. The height of the bushes is no more than 30 cm. Flowers look great on flower beds or in flowerpots. This variety is very light-requiring and requires proper care and regular watering.
But it is not worthwhile to extremely moisturize the soil, as this will lead to the disease of the plant, in which the lower shoots rot and die.
There are several types of dwarf petunias, the main ones are:
Cascade varieties of petunias are represented in various ways, the main of which are:
- Petunia Super Cascade Niagara;
- Petunia Double Cascade Plume Wayne;
- Petunia Double Cascade Mix;
The most well-known varieties of terry petunias are:
- Angora - pale pink flowers dominate in this variety, the bush grows up to 45 cm;
- Artist - flowers are large, of a variety of colors;
- Double Cascade - pink and blue shades prevail;
- Valentine - thick flowers of red shades, grooved petals;
- Sonata - white flowers, terry, characterized by long flowering;
- Pirouette - petals are rugged, corrugated, colors from light red to dark burgundy;
- Duo F1 - flowers are small, this variety tolerates moisture well.
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To get beautiful, with large flowers bushes of terry petunias, you should not sit them tightly to each other.
The classification of petunias is quite diverse, all new hybrid species of this plant appear. One of these varieties is Calibrachoa, which has about 60 subspecies. The most popular and unusual of them is the Grade A Million Handbells.
The peculiarity of this species is the abundance of flowers, behind which leaves are almost invisible. Flowering varieties resembles a collection of bells, hence the name. The color spectrum is saturated, varied.
Petunia is an unusual, bright flower. It will decorate not only garden beds, but also dwellings. The simplicity of cultivation, ease of care, the variety of species allows you to satisfy the tastes of the most fastidious flower growers. Petunia will delight with its flowering for a long time, and the unusual, rich color of flowers will not leave anyone indifferent.
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