Pictured is a petunia, a hardy plant that blooms all summer long.

Petunias: Beautiful, Strong Survivors

Petunias are a hugely popular bedding flower, and it’s not hard to see why. The variety of colors, blooms and pedals make these annuals a staple in yards across the country. These sun loving, hardy plants are perfect for adding a splash of color in your yard while also standing strong against the elements.

You can expect blooms all summer long, except when exposed to extreme heat with these tenacious plants.

Caring for your Petunias

While these stout little plants can stand tough against the elements of the summer months, there are a few things you need to know when you start planting your beds.

When should I start planting?

Wait until the after the last frost of the winter months has passed before planting. Petunias are annual plants, so they are good for flourishing in the summer months, but wont survive the freezing temps of fall and winter.

How much sun and water do the need?

Petunias love sun, and the more rays they get, the more blooms you’ll see. And while these plants thrive in the sunshine, they may appreciate some minor shade if the summer heat becomes intense. Most varieties (except for spreading!) are relatively low maintenance when it comes to water. Just water once a week unless experiencing extreme weather.

With plenty of sun and regular water, your petunias should create a pop of color to your yard all summer long!

Celebrate Life on National Cancer Survivors Day: All Survivors Receive a 4.5″ Petunia Pot.

On Sunday, June 4th, Wasson Nursery is celebrating the 30th annual National Cancer Survivors Day in Muncie and Union City. Cancer Survivors just need to bring their Survivor’s Card (you can pick one up at Ball Memorial) to receive a 4.5″ pot of these plants that are as tough and resilient as they are. Stop by from 10am-5pm to collect your plant and celebrate life with us! We hope to see you there!

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