Description

Perfect for perennial and vegetable gardens

Days to Maturity: 70 to 84 direct sow; 35 to 40 transplant

Dreams™ Burgundy Picotee Petunia, a single grandiflora type, is a tender perennial (Zones 10-11), often grown as an annual, offering spring through summer interest. Free flowering, this petunia sets extra-large, 3 to 4-inch, showy, burgundy blooms with ruffled petals sporting a white picotee. The fragrant flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

An herbaceous plant, Dreams™ Burgundy Picotee Petunia has an upright, mounded, well-branched habit. It's perfect in patio pots, window boxes, and hanging baskets but makes great edging or groundcover in beds and borders. Planted alongside perennials and vegetables, petunias repel asparagus beetles, leafhoppers, tomato worms, a range of aphids, and many other pests.

Easy to grow, Dreams™ Burgundy Picotee prefers full sun to light shade and average, medium moisture, well-drained soil. It stands up to weather, tolerates poor soils, resists deer, and is virtually pest and disease free, including botrytis. Although petunias are low maintenance plants, pinching off the tops of established plants results in bushier plants with a heavier bloom, and deadheading regularly encourages and prolongs flowering. Cutting back plants that have declined in summer heat promotes a later bloom as temperatures cool.

Direct sow petunia seed after the last frost and as soon as the soil is warm in spring or start seeds indoors 5 to 6 weeks before the last frost and transplant after all threat of frost has passed.

If you plan to start your seeds indoors, be sure to check out our Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit. With the Bio Dome, you can control the temperature, light, and soil mix to ensure your seeds become strong for transplant.

This seed comes as a pellet. Pelleted seeds are small seeds that have been clay-coated to make them larger and more uniform in size and shape, making them easier to handle when planting.

Details

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Genus Petunia
Species x hybrida
Variety Dreams™ Burgundy Picotee
Item Form Pack of 500
Seeds Per Pack 500
Plant Height 10 in - 15 in
Plant Width 10 in - 12 in
Bloom Size 3.25 in - 3.5 in
Additional Characteristics Flower
Bloom Color Burgundy, White

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