PETUNIA nana compacta (Petunia, Dwarf Mixed) is a compact variety of petunia that produces small, colorful flowers. It is a popular choice for bedding plants, container gardens, and edging due to its low-growing and mounding habit.
Dwarf Mixed Petunia is a small, bushy annual plant that typically grows to a height of 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) and spreads about the same distance. It has small, ovate to lance-shaped leaves that are typically bright green.
Dwarf Mixed Petunia is relatively easy to grow and care for. It thrives in full sun but can tolerate partial shade. It prefers well-drained soil and regular watering, but it is important not to overwater as excessive moisture can lead to root rot. Deadheading spent flowers can promote continuous blooming and maintain a tidy appearance.
The flowers of Petunia nana compacta are trumpet-shaped and come in a wide range of colors, including shades of pink, purple, red, white, and yellow. The flowers are relatively small compared to other petunia varieties but are produced abundantly. They add a splash of color to gardens and containers. Dwarf Mixed Petunia blooms throughout the summer months, starting from late spring. With proper care, it can continue flowering until the first frost.
Dwarf Mixed Petunia is commonly used in mass plantings, borders, and mixed flower beds to provide a colorful display. Its compact size makes it suitable for small gardens, containers, and hanging baskets.
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Scientific Name: Petunia Nana Compacta
Common Name: Petunia, Dwarf Mixed
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: California, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast United States
Spread: 12 to 18 "
Habitat: Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas
Zone: 3 to 9
Exposure: Full Sun / Light Shade
Blooming Season: Early Summer, Late Summer
Attracts: Moths, Butterflies
Germination Ease: No Stratification
Flower Shape: Trumpet
Flower Color: Mixed, White, Pink, Red, Purple
Water Requirement: Low – Once a week
Soil Type: Fertile soil with at least 25 percent organic matter
Soil pH: Slightly acidic (5.5-6.3)
Advantage: Easy to grow, Wider choice of varieties
Uses: Color masses, Borders, Containers, Hanging, Baskets or as a seasonal groundcover