- 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|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Containers, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Starlet™ Velvet Petunia|
|Scientific Name: Petunia hybrida|
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.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and 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 new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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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
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.