Ultra Red Star Petunia*
Petunia 'Ultra Red Star'
Petunia 'Ultra Red Star' flowers
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Height: 12 inches
Spread: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Ultra Series
Ultra Red Star Petunia is blanketed in stunning red trumpet-shaped flowers with white stripes at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid fall. It's pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Ultra Red Star Petunia is a dense herbaceous annual bedding plant with a mounded form. 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 annual bedding 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 and butterflies 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.
Ultra Red Star Petunia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Container Planting
- General Garden Use
- Border Edging
- Mass Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Ultra Red Star Petunia will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. 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 annual bedding 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 plant can be propagated by cuttings.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details