An extremely dark petunia, appearing black, is actually a very, very deep purple/mahogany. The texture is lustrous, and velvety. The color compliments plantings with reds, purples and yellows well.
Type: Annual, blooms first year from seed.
Height: 10" tall, 14" spreading or trailing
Bloom time: All season
Safe: Considered safe, non-toxic to children and people! This is our research, though we still suggest you confirm this yourself.
About pellets: Pelleting is a coating that is sometimes applied to small seeds, to help with handling and sowing. Once the seeds are sown and watered, the pelleting is designed to immediately disintegrate to release the seeds.
Seeds per pack: 5 pelleted seeds
Germination: Petunia seeds should be started indoors, preferably several weeks before the last frost date. Obtain a container with holes on the bottom, and a tray. A sterile seed-start mix is best, as regular soil mixes can contain contaminants that can harm the seeds and small seedlings (regular soil mixes are okay for mature plants only, though not for germinating seeds). Place seeds on the surface of the pre-moistened seed-start mix. Watering can be done by adding water to the bottom tray, allowing the water to wick upwards to moisten the soil. The surface can also be misted with a spray bottle. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually takes 3-4 weeks from planting time. The use of a (clear) plastic dome or cover is useful to retain moisture until growth starts, but should be removed as soon as growth begins, as petunia can be susceptible to fungal disease if they are kept in a moist or stagnant-air environment. Be sure that the dome is clear, as petunia seeds require moderate light to germinate. Once the plants begin to grow they can be placed in a sunny location, or under bright grow lights. Growth is slow for about 2 weeks, and then becomes rapid, and large plants are formed in a short amount of time. Enjoy your new plants!