For a long lasting display of summer flowers, Petunias (Petunia spp.) can’t be beaten. They are available in a wide range of colours and varieties, from large flowers to smaller trailing varieties, and are excellent for borders, mass beddings, potted gardens and even hanging baskets.

How to grow petunias in a garden

  1. Sow seeds into trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix. Gently press down and lightly water with a fine mist spray.
  2. Keep trays in a warm place and retain moisture by covering with glass or plastic cling wrap.
  3. While the seedlings are growing, choose a sunny spot in the garden and prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  4. Once seedlings have emerged, feed weekly with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food.  Allow seedlings to grow to about 5 cm before transplanting.
  5. When transplanting them into your prepared garden bed, ensure seedlings are well spaced – at least 30 to 40 cm apart. Mulch with organic mulch, such as bark chips, sugar cane or pea straw and water in well.
  6. Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food to ensure strong root development.
  7. Mulch around the base of the plant with organic mulch like sugar cane or pea straw to retain moisture.


How to grow petunias in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 200 mm wide and deep. Position in full sun.
  2. Fill the chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter. 
  3. Sow the seeds directly into the pot by pressing them lightly into the mix and water well.
  4. Water gently and keep moist through germination period.
  5. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

Yates varieties

Petunia Super Colour Parade

These strong plants are covered in a multitude of large, spectacularly coloured, lightly frilled flowers that bloom over a long period.

Growing tips

  • After initial flowering, pinch back to encourage compact growth and more flowering

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