A very colourful, striking and unusual variety, Petunia Sparklers are perfectly star-shaped and also feature pointed foliage rather than rounded. These beautiful flowers will look wonderful in your garden, containers or in hanging baskets where their spreading stems spill over the edges for a fabulous summer display.
Flowering period: Jun-Oct
Sowing months: Feb-Apr
Position: Full sun
Sow petunias from February to April on the surface of a good seed compost and gently firm down. Lightly cover the seed with a fine sprinkling of vermiculite. Place the seed tray in a propagator at a temperature of 21-25C or seal it inside a polythene bag. Keep the soil damp but not wet. Do not exclude light as this aids germination which usually takes 10-21 days.
When petunia seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When petunia plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Transplant into well drained soil at a distance of 30cm apart or grow in containers in full sun. Feed and water petunia plants regularly, particularly during hot, dry periods. Regular deadheading of petunia flowers will encourage further blooms to be produced throughout the summer.
Quantity: 1 packet of 40 seeds