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Petunia Alderman Seeds, Nana Compacta

Petunia Alderman Seeds, Nana Compacta

Regular price $3.50 USD
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Petunia Alderman, or Alderman Blue (Petunia Nana Compacta Alderman)
Beautiful fragrant purple flowers, Open Pollinated, Non GMO, Zones 3 - 8
Over 25 seeds per package

Begin the season a week or two early with Petunia Alderman, which pops up earlier than almost anything else! And they last longer than most, too. They are an old-fashioned annual that performs all summer long. Petunia Alderman is one of the most colorful annuals for the summer garden. Considered a dwarf, it is sturdy, compact and low-growing providing an abundance of dark violet flowers. It is excellent for mass plantings in the garden, or even in pots or hanging baskets.

Petunia flower care includes: deadheading faded flowers for best display and to keep it full of color all season long and fertilizing regularly with a balanced liquid fertilizer.

Sow Petunia seeds indoors 10 - 12 weeks before planting out. The flower seeds are extremely tiny, so press them gently onto the soil surface without covering, and keep the soil wet for the best germination. Placing the trays or containers on top of the refrigerator is beneficial as the heat from the appliance keeps the flower seeds consistently warm. Five or six weeks after sowing the seeds, transplant seedlings into 3 inch pots, and grow on in cooler temperatures with plenty of light. Harden young plants for 10 - 14 days before planting outdoors after last frost date. Plant Petunias in full sun and well-drained soil. When planting outdoors, pinch the young seedlings back to encourage branching.

Life Cycle: Annual
Light Requirement: Full Sun to part sun, (does best full sun)
Planting Season: Spring
Plant Type: Green stalks with bright purple blooms.
Open Pollinated, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Container Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Color: Purple
Blooms: Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Plant Height: Up to 14 inches
Plant Spacing: 9-12 inches
Sowing Method: Start Indoors
Temperature: 72 - 76F
Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
Light Required: Yes
Planting Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
Moisture: Keep soil moist for best germination
Plant Spacing: 12 inches

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