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DESCRIPTION: An exceptional series known for large vibrant flowers and excellent performance; vigorous, early blooming, and able to handle summer heat; excellent resistance to powdery mildew.
BOTANICAL NAME: Petchoa 'SuperCal Royal Red'
OTHER NAMES: Mini Petunia
GROUP/CLASS: SuperCal Series
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 30 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 35-40 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Red
FLOWERING TIME: Mid Spring to late summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Birds, Butterflies & Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly
SuperCal® Royal Red Petchoa is covered in stunning red trumpet-shaped flowers with black throats and white edges at the ends of the stems from mid spring to late summer. Its pointy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season.
SuperCal® Royal Red Petchoa is a dense herbaceous annual with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
SuperCal® Royal Red Petchoa is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
SuperCal® Royal Red Petchoa will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
SuperCal® Royal Red Petchoa is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.