Petunias Vs. Million Bells
Petunias – Big flowers that last all summer. Heavy feeders so fertilize regularly. Slow release AND water soluble would be a good idea.
- Petunias in flats – more upright mounding habit. Grown from seed. Require deadheading for best performance.
- Wave Petunias – spreading type grown from seed. Great for landscape use and in planting beds. Available in pink 6-packs.
- Supertunias – Proven Winners spreading type petunia. Self-cleaning (no deadheading required). Great for containers, baskets, landscape, etc. Available in 4.5”
- Mini – smaller flowers, NOT plant. VERY long trailing.
- Vista – Bred for landscape use, grow taller, spread wider, and are more vigorous. But can certainly be used in planters as well.
- Charm – smaller blooms, bred to beat the heat. Extreme heat and humidity tolerance.
- Ray Series – Vigor, large flowers, bold colors, self cleaning, characteristics of Supertunias but with a more upright mounded habit. They don’t trail like supertunias, but even in the heat of summer keep their blooms on top making them a “filler” petunia vs. a “spiller” petunia. Ideal for baskets and planters.
Million Bells – Smaller flowers that last all summer. Smaller plants, less trailing than spreading petunias. Great “filler” and heat & humidity tolerance. Not as heavy a feeder as a petunia.
SuperCal – a cross between Petunia and Million Bells with the best characteristics of both! Large vibrant flowers with the more compact habit and smaller leaves of a Million Bell and not as heavy a feeder!