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The decoration of the garden is bright and beautiful flower beds. Planting flowers is a favorite and important thing for a gardener. Terry petunias are unpretentious plants. Everyone can grow them. It is enough to properly care for them, and the flowers will delight you with a riot of colors and abundant flowering.
Terry petunia: biological description of the variety
Brazil is considered the birthplace of the flower. Annual plants. The first mention of petunias dates back to 1793. The first hybrids began to be bred in England in 1834. All flower varieties have long flowering, the length of the bushes is 30 cm.
Plants are used for different purposes. Grown singly or in groups. They are planted in flower beds or planted along curbs. Depends on the gardener's imagination. The color scheme allows you to get different compositions.
Variety of varieties
Breeders are trying their best, many varieties of double flower are known. The choice remains with the gardener, at his disposal are large-flowered, hybrid and ordinary varieties of petunias.
Varieties known to most flower growers. Due to their popularity, most summer residents choose them.
Adult plants reach 0.35 m. 300 cm wide. Flowers are large, varied in shade. Used to decorate flower beds or grown in small groups.
It is advisable to choose sunny and draft-free areas.
Double Cascade Blue
Flower diameter 11-13 cm. Shade from pink to burgundy. In height, the bushes reach 40 cm. The advantage of the variety is earlier flowering. For this reason, gardeners grow this species.
Bushes are highly branched, due to which a blooming ball is formed during flowering. The plant is abundantly covered with large double, white or pink flowers. Petunia reaches a height of 40 cm, a diameter of 30 cm.
The size of the bush and flowers allows the plants to be used for any planting method. They are planted with flower beds or curbs. Plants look good for group and single planting.
Low-growing bushes only 15 cm high. During flowering, they are covered with flowers 15 cm in diameter. In addition, the edges of the petals are strongly corrugated, which gives the plants even more beauty.
Flowers 10 cm in diameter. The shade is varied, there are two-color varieties. This variety requires a lighted area and fertile soil.
Large-flowered representative of petunias, size is 13 cm. Flowers are light, border is pink. It blooms, like other representatives of culture, all summer.
No less colorful plants. When planting, an illuminated area is selected, which has fertile soil and a good drainage system. Does not require special care.
A representative of terry petunias with corrugated pink or crimson flowers. Petunias are small in diameter - 8 cm. The use is as versatile as in other subspecies.
Double Madness Blue
The height of the bushes is 30 cm. The diameter of a medium-sized purple flower is 6 cm. The petals are corrugated, which makes them seem like large balls decorating the plants.
Hybrids have strong immunity, endurance and unpretentiousness. In addition, they are extraordinarily beautiful. Often, gardeners use just such species for planting.
Plants begin to bloom in early summer. Flowers of a pale pink shade, 5-7 cm in size. Plant height reaches 25-35 cm. During flowering, the bushes are covered with many flowers.
Lilac or burgundy terry bushes 10 cm in diameter. It is recommended to grow a hybrid on window sills, loggias and balconies.
It has many different shades of flowers, the petals of which are strongly corrugated and have a small white border around the edge.
The height is standard, the flowers are 7 cm in diameter. The unpretentiousness of this species is the hallmark of the hybrid. In addition, plants are not susceptible to diseases and attacks of pests.
The variety of shades is amazing. Gardeners are given the opportunity to create compositions that are sure to be in the spotlight. Bushes 30 cm in height, flower diameter 5-7 cm.
How to properly grow terry petunia
To get beautiful plants, you need to properly care for them. But first you need to correctly plant them.
Seed germination is excellent. But terry representatives have few seeds. If you assemble it yourself, you will have to make a lot of effort.The peculiarity of self-collected planting material is that only 25% will inherit the parental genes.Therefore, flower growers are advised to purchase planting material in the store. Such seeds do not need special preparation.
Growing and caring for seedlings
The seeds are planted in specially prepared soil. Do it yourself in the fall. To do this, connect:
- 1 part of the sod layer of the earth;
- 1 part river sand.
They purchase ready-made soil in the store and disinfect it before planting by watering with potassium permanganate or heating in the oven.
Ready containers with earth are poured with a growth stimulant and the petunia seeds are carefully laid out. It is not necessary to fill up with soil, since the planting material is small. It is advisable to cover it with glass or polyethylene.
After the appearance of several leaves, the seedlings are seated in separate pots and watered.
Landing in open ground
A cloudy day is chosen, so the flowers will better tolerate stress. The holes are prepared depending on the variety, the depth and distance between the bushes depend on the size of the plants. Then the bushes are carefully transferred, watered, and a shelter is built near the roots. Mulch or cover the soil with plant residues.
Fertilization and feeding
When growing terry petunias in the garden, it should be remembered that plants, in addition to watering, also require nutrients. Especially during the budding period, flowers need feeding with potassium content. It is advisable to feed petunia 2-3 times a month. They use not only potassium fertilizers, plants respond positively to organic matter and complex mineral compositions.
It is advisable to do this regularly. Plants are watered in the morning and in the evening, but do not water, as the root system will begin to rot. Provide water regularly and in moderation.
To maintain flowering, you should promptly remove those specimens that have faded. This gives the plant more freedom to form new butters and bloom. Trimming the tops stimulates the formation of additional lateral branches with flowers.
Diseases and pests of terry petunia
Diseases spoil the appearance of flowers, in addition, neighboring healthy plants can become infected. Therefore, summer residents recommend prophylactic treatment of petunia from diseases and pests.
Terry representatives of the culture are not afraid of pests and, depending on the variety, are resistant to diseases. If all the requirements of agricultural technology are followed exactly, then they will not become infected. Terry petunia, with proper care, can decorate any garden.