Last summer I grew quite a few varieties of petunias from seeds, and I wanted to share my favorites with you. I am growing these this year as well.
First up are these ‘Opera Supreme Pink Morn’ trailing petunias. I grew these in a container on my back deck and loved them! I got the seeds from my favorite online seed supplier: Swallowtail Garden Seeds.
Next up is another Swallowtail Garden Seeds petunia, Trilogy Salmon Morn trailing petunia. I grew these on the back deck also, in 2 different containers. One small one and one oblong one. I feel like the ones in the oblong container would have been a lot bushier if they got more sun during the day. But I just love the soft pink of these petunias!
Next we have the ‘Debonair Dusty Rose’ petunia from Burpee. I just loved the shade of pink when they first bloomed, and as they fade, the pink turns another beautiful shade! These were also grown in a container on my back deck.
And I am saving my absolutely favorite for last! These ‘Tidal Wave Red Velour’ trailing petunias from Swallowtail Garden Seeds are my favorite! I just love these! I grew them in several locations last year, including my mailbox. I had to cut them back quite a few times during the summer because they were taking over the flower bed.
The crazy thing about this particular petunia variety is it survived winter! While I am in the deep south here in Alabama, there were nights where temperatures dropped into the low to mid-20’s. My viola flowers I have on my deck were frozen quite a few mornings. But these petunias lived through the winter!
As you can see in the picture above, I gave them a good cut-back earlier this year in January because they were burying my miniature rose bush! And the picture below is how they look now! I’m glad they survived because about a month or so ago, I sprayed the miniature rose bush with a sulfur fungicide, and I think some of it got on the petunias – and almost killed them. 😕 Lesson learned there!
The same thing happened with the 2 plants I had planted around my crepe myrtle in my front yard. Last summer, these petunias weren’t that spectacular in this area for some reason. I apparently didn’t take many pictures of them because they never really took off.
I am so glad I didn’t pull them! Look at them now!!
I am so in love with these! I have more seedlings of this variety that I started earlier this year and can’t wait to plant them somewhere!
What are some of your favorite petunia varieties?