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Petunia hybrida 'Purple Tower' F1 hybrid

Half-hardy Annual

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    Fastest climbing petunia from seed
Petunia hybrida 'Purple Tower' comes straight from T&M's own breeding programme. Long stems and astonishing vigour make this the fastest climbing petunia available from seed - easily scaling a 120cm (4ft) climbing frame by the end of the summer. Train the free-flowering stems onto a plant climbing support for a pillar of fragrant blooms, or let them spread through beds and borders as a carpet of colourful ground cover. The perfect focal point for your garden this summer! Height and spread: 120cm (48").

Ideal For:
patio, ground cover, scented gardens
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September, October
Sowing Months:
February, March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (30 petunia seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £2.69

Sow petunias from February to April on the surface of a good seed compost and gently firm down. Lightly cover the seed with a fine sprinkling of vermiculite. Place the seed tray in a propagator at a temperature of 21-25C (70-77F) or seal it inside a polythene bag. Keep the soil damp but not wet. Do not exclude light as this aids germination which usually takes 10-21 days.

When petunia seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When petunia plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Transplant into well drained soil with shelter from strong winds at a distance of 30cm (12") apart or grow in containers in full sun. Pinch out the growing tip of each stem to encourage branching and form a bushier plant which will produce more flowers later on.

Feed and water petunia plants regularly, particularly during hot, dry periods. As the long stems increase in length, tie them onto a support such as a freestanding climbing frame, using soft twine to train them upwards. Pinch the stems back for a second time. Regular deadheading of petunia flowers will encourage further blooms to be produced throughout the summer.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Fabulous

    By Nicola Stone 29-08-2016

    Absolutely stunning. Just keep dead heading and you will get an abundance of flowers all summer long. I thought mine were dying off a few weeks ago, but a friend said give them a weekly feed with Tomorite - they sprung back to life within days and are now better than ever. Extremely easy to grow from seed, will definitely be growing them again next year

    Anne
    30-08-2016

    Thank you very much for your review. I am very pleased that you have been happy with your purchase and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

  2. purple tower looking loverly

    By alan pringle 23-07-2016

    looking fantastic planted the in the flower tower climbing frame wish I could post a picture on here to show them in full flower

    Simon
    24-07-2016

    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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