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What's the deal with those miniature petunias?

Posted by sf4023st San Francisco (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 9, 10 at 3:53

I've never really been a fan of petunias but every time I visit the Home Depot I am always tempted to buy those 'new' tiny versions of the petunia (at least I think they're petunias) usually grown in a quart container for about $3 in several different colors, I want to know what the deal is with them. The care label is useless and I can't seem to find an information about them on the web. I'm curious to know if they're perennials, unlike the larger old fashioned versions, and the basic care as well. They're really adorable and would work well in pots as a trailer.

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RE: What's the deal with those miniature petunias?

  • Posted by zenman Ottawa, KS 5b (My Page) on
    Sat, Oct 9, 10 at 10:07

They might be Calibrachoa. They do well in containers, or you can culture Calibrachoa in the ground. There is a lot of available Calibrachoa information on the Internet.


RE: What's the deal with those miniature petunias?

You might also find them labeled "Million Bells'. They are a close Petunia relative and their care is similar, though deadheading doesn't seem to be required.

RE: What's the deal with those miniature petunias?

And they could actually be petunias. The petite flowered petunias have been around quite awhile now. I've grown Danziger petitunias for many years now.

I agree, sometimes the care labels are pretty useless, but the label or store display sign should tell WHAT they are. Give us a name and we can help you out a little better.

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