Ampel petunia is one of the popular types of garden flowers.
Ampel petunia will create beauty on the balconies and terraces, and chic hanging baskets with these flowers will be a delightful decoration. Abundant and lush flowering will please this plant, growing only in open and sunny places, in the shadow of such a result it will be impossible to obtain. It also requires frequent and abundant watering. For prolonged flowering, fertilizers that contain potassium should be added to the water, and this procedure should preferably be carried out once every two weeks.
Petunia Breeding Methods
How does ampel petunia reproduce? For the divorce of these varieties using seed sowing, and the plant can be propagated by cuttings. Seeds should be sown at the end of winter in boxes; it is better to use light soil, which mainly consists of a mixture of peat and sand. They sow petunia on top of the soil, not powdering, then the containers must be closed with glass or film - this will accelerate the emergence of shoots.For a good plant development, it is important to create the right lighting (petunia requires up to 18 hours of daylight). After a few weeks, the sprouted sprouts should dive into separate glasses, but very carefully, as their stems are thin and can be damaged. In this form, the seedlings will grow until the landing on the balconies, loggias or pots. Cuttings of ampelous petunia is best to multiply in the spring. For this you need to cut a few shoots from a healthy plant, they can be up to five centimeters long. Then they put the cuttings in cups with peat soil, the container is placed in a bag or covered with another transparent glass. This method will allow the plants to take root quickly, and in 3-4 weeks they will give flowers.
All about a grade of petunia "Opera"
Petunia Opera Suprim belongs to the series of ampelous varieties of Japanese selection. Its main feature is undemanding to continuous lighting. This species is quite easy to grow, it is unpretentious in care. An adult plant forms flexible lashes that grow up to one meter in length. Beautifully drooping, ampelous petunia creates a charming landscape.This species has not very large flowers, the colors of which are represented by blue, white, pink, purple and lilac colors.
Amazing and specific is the variety of black petunia, which appeared due to the efforts of British breeders and became a highlight in landscape design. Petunia black became a sensation in the world of gardening. Its black velvet petals are associated with the darkness of the eastern night. The popularity of this flower is very high, its refined and unconventional appearance attracts florists and designers.
Combating various plant diseases
Petunia flower undergoes various fungal diseases, such as chlorosis and powdery mildew. When chlorosis leaves yellow spots appear, indicating a lack of iron in the soil. Fertilizer rich in iron should be applied in spring to prevent this problem. Mealy dew appears on the leaves by the appearance of white mold. This fungal infection must be treated by spraying the plants with a special spray. Ampel petunia with its unique flowering and charming cascade will create a magical corner in the garden.