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Starlet™ Velvet Petunia

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 8 - 10 Inches
  • Mature Spread 8 - 10 Inches
  • Growing Zones 10 - 11
  • Use As A Filler In Containers

The textured, black flowers of the Starlet™ Velvet Petunia are likely to make you do a double-take. Pure black blooms with a soft, velvet-like appearance add an unexpected pop to a landscape or container starting in the spring and lasting through the summer. The blooms are surrounded by light green foliage that creates a full, lush look. Petunias are easy to maintain and can do very well without much attention, but removing spent blooms and cutting back leggy growth will encourage branching and even more flowers.

Petunias are mounded plants that naturally grow to be very full. The Starlet™ Velvet Petunia is a mounded trailing plant, so this stunner also pushes out stems that make a striking but rather compact ground cover when the plant is featured in a landscape. The trailing tendencies make this Petunia an excellent container plant. The stems will just spill over the edge of a container for effortless style on a porch or patio.

Starlet™ Velvet Petunia Care

Plant Petunias in a spot that will receive 6 hours of sunlight. Areas that get intense afternoon sun may be too much, so aim for an area that receives morning light and afternoon shade. Slightly acidic, rich soil that allows good drainage is ideal. Petunia plants have average water needs, and letting the soil dry out can help promote more flowers. This plant will need water when the top couple of inches of soil are dry to the touch. Fertilize the plant using balanced, water-soluble plant food every few weeks.

Petunias can grow as perennials in hot climates, but this plant is grown as an annual in most areas. Keep your Petunias growing all year by bringing them indoors for the winter. Prepare the plant for indoor life by trimming them back. Once inside, place them in a sunny window and continue to water when the top couple of inches of soil dry out.

Starlet™ Velvet Petunia Spacing

The Starlet™ Velvet Petunia is a small plant that will reach 8 to 10 inches tall, but it will spread out 12 to 20 inches. Landscape plants can be spaced 20 inches apart, but a 12-inch container is enough space for 3 to 4 plants.

Starlet™ Velvet Petunia Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 - 11
Plant Type: Annuals
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 8 - 10 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 20 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 20 Inches
Habit: Mounded, Trailing
Flower Color(s): Black
Flower Description: Almost Black
Bloom Period: Mid-Spring To Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Containers, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Low Maintenance
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: Starlet™ Velvet Petunia
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Petunia hybrida
SKU:
PETVEP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations