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Plant details

Petunias are the ultimate summer bedding plant. They thrive in hot, dry weather and keep on flowering for months on end. They are best grown in containers in sunny, sheltered situations such as a patio or terrace, and make ideal plants for hanging basket displays. 'Rose Vein Velvet' is part of the Velvet series of petunias, and is said to be one of the best varieties to grow from seed. It has masses of trailing stems up to 1m in length, so is ideal for growing in hanging baskets and pots on the patio. Petunia 'Rose Vein Velvet' can also be used as ground cover at the front of ornamental borders.For best results water regularly and feed weekly with a high-potash fertiliser. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Petunia

Cultivar: Rose Vein Velvet

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Rose

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 35cm

Spread: 25cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Flowering period: July to September

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