Are Petunias Annuals Or Perennials?

Petunias are among the most popular summer bedding plants but are petunias annuals or perennials?

Are Petunias Annuals Or Perennials

Petunias Annuals And Perennials Differences: An annual plant goes to seed after flowering and later dies.  This happens in all types of climates.

Plant petunias either as seedlings or start from seeds.  If you start them from seed, start them indoors at least 10 to 12 weeks before the spring planting date.  This means during winter, start them indoors to make it in time for planting them in spring.

Growing Warm-Season Annuals

These will bloom all through the winter and spring months. They will fade or burn out in the summer when the temperatures become hot up to above 90 F.

Growing Perennials In The Warm Climates

How To Overwinter Petunias

Petunias can be difficult to keep alive during winter.   If you grow yours in pots, bring the containers indoors for the winter months.  Do so only when the temperatures drop below 40 F.

They thrive in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Use plenty of organic matter like well-rotted manure, garden compost, or other soil improvers.  If your soil does not drain well, you can add some sandy soil to improve.

Growing Petunias Annuals And Perennials – Planting

Watering : need regular watering  Fertilizing : you can use commercial fertilizers or use organic compost throughout. Pruning and Deadheading : depends on the variety you are growing. 

Petunias Care

Are Petunias Annuals Or Perennials?

Are petunias annuls or perennials depends on the type you are growing?  We have looked at both types and how to grow and care for them.