Garden flowers

Surfinia: the drooping petunia


Surfinia is in fact a hanging petunia offering hundreds of bells often used in suspension for its beautiful waterfall effect.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Petunia x surfinia
Family : Solanaceae
Type : Annual

Height
: 15 to 50 cm
Exposure : Sun or partial shade
Ground : Rather rich, not too chalky

Flowering : May to October

Although perennial in certain latitudes, it is cultivated at home as an annual but its flowering lasts a long time.

Planting, sowing Surfinia

Properly plant the surfinia:

It is recommended to plant petunias in spring, after any risk of frost because it is not very frost resistant.

  • Solid surfinia:
    Mix the soil in the garden with potting soil.
  • Surfinia in pot, tray and planter:
    If they are bought in a bucket, mix the soil with potting soil.
    or use only potting soil as this promotes flowering and plant development.
  • Surfinia in suspension:
    Choose a suspension soil, which is much lighter, because it alone is suitable for this type of planting.

Sowing Surfinia:

  • For seeds, prefer a seedlings in terrine inside the house from February / March
    Simply squeeze the seeds in order to stick them to the “special seedling” soil without covering them.
    Water regularly, but not excessively to retain moisture.
    When the first leaves of your surfinias come out, transplant them in a cup and wait until the end of any frost before placing them outside.

Whatever the planting medium, prefer a location sunny for a optimal flowering.

Size and maintenance of surfinia

Remove the wilted flowers over time to encourage the appearance of new flowers.

During the hot weather, do not hesitate to water in the evening to prevent your petunias from drying out.

  • It's better to let the soil dry slightly between 2 waterings to avoid excess humidity.

Good to know about surfinia

Petunia Surfinia ® is a hybrid of petunia which has the particularity of being drooping and thus behaving very well in suspension.

It was created in Japan with the characteristic of offering a beautiful and long flowering.

It is a kind of drooping, weeping petunia that produces cascades of flowers.

Easy to grow, it can also be grown in a container, planter, suspension, but also in the ground.

The flowering is spreading early spring until autumn. They like it sunthere and one fertile land well drained.

Smart tip about surfinia

Flower your balcony or terrace with surfinias for a colorful result!

Video: Getting to Know Surfinia Petunias: Three Different Types (November 2020).