Petunia Hot Lips is a densely mounded trailing form of perennial petunia with magenta, pink and white pattern blooms, that look like the colours have been kissed on.
Petunia Hot Lips will grow up to 30cms high by 45cms wide in full sun to part shade and flower from early Spring all the way through until late Autumn in a cool to sub tropical climate.
Petunia Hot Lips is great for pots and containers, hanging baskets, mixed planters, garden beds and just to add a bright splash of colour around your home and garden.
Now a couple of commonly asked questions that we receive …… why are certain Petunias more expensive than others? and what is the difference between perennial petunias and the cheaper annual forms ?
Perennial Petunias will last longer in the garden that the seasonal annual forms. Annual forms are short lived seed grown varieties that will last from early Spring until Autumn and then once the cold weather gets to them,….. they will cark it and they are gone for good !!. The Perennial Petunias are also grown from seed, but can also be struck from cutting and can last a few years in the garden in the right conditions and climate. Perennial Petunias have a stronger tolerance to cold weather, have a better disease resistance, and are known for being tougher and having more weather resistant blooms and growth. Regions of severe cold and frost, are the exception to the rule… all petunias will snuff it when the cold arrives… but here in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, once the cold arrives, your annual petunias will cark it, but your perennial petunias shouldn’t be as sensitive or sooky, they may get a little winter damage, but will repair and reshoot once some warmer weather arrives, just keep them protected from severe cold or weather.
Regular light pruning and liquid feeding of your Petunias will help to maintain a compact happy bushy habit and prolong and encourage more blooms.
At Paddys, all our Petunias are available during the Spring and early Summer months only…… our perennial Petunia range are in 12cm pots and will cost you $5.69 each,
or you can shop elsewhere and pay over $11 each for them… we always sell out fast, so get your order in while we have them in stock !!