Petunia: maintenance tips

A popular ornamental plant with colourful single or double trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom into autumn. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Maintenance tips: PetuniaMaintenance tips: Petunia

Common name: Petunia or St. Joseph


Exposure to sun or half-shade.


Water regularly. Does not like standing in water.


Plant in a container or in the flowerbed in rich, well-drained soil or in potting soil for flowers and flowerbeds.


At planting, fertilize with a slow-release fertilizer. During the summer, fertilize every 2 weeks with a water-soluble flowering plant fertilizer.

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Image for informational purposes only. Size, colour and variety of plants shown may vary from store to store. The information in this article is intended as a guide only and may not apply to certain situations. If you have any questions, contact a Potvin & Bouchard expert in your area.