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Petchoa 'Beautical French Vanilla'| Pack Of 5 Plug Plants

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An exciting hybrid with beautiful vanilla flowers

Our Petchoa BeautiCal "French Vanilla" plug plants are an exciting hybrid that combine the best qualities of the petunia and calibrachoa flowers. The beautiful large textured flowers come in a soft shade of buttermilk/ vanilla, with contrasting purple veining coming from the centre. These flowers are perfect for growing in pots to brighten up your patio, balcony, or terrace, and the non-sticky foliage means you can touch the plants without ending up with sticky hands. Petchoas are easy to grow, and have good resistance to rain and mildew.

Planting Tip

Best when grown as a single colour planting or with a contrasting colour in patio containers or baskets.
  •  Beautiful Contrasting Flowers
  •  Easy To Grow
  •  Mildew Resistant
  •  Weather Resistant
  •  Perfect For Container Growing
  • Hardiness: Half-Hardy Annual
  • Supplied As: 5 Plug Plants
  • Flowering Period: June - September
  • Season Of Interest: Summer
  • Habit: Spreading
  • Preferred Location: Sun, Partial Shade
  • Eventual Height & Spread: 25-30cm X 40-50cm (10-12in X 16-20in)
About your plant

Lovingly grown by our trusted nursery in England, each bedding plant will be grown in perfect conditions to allow them to develop beautiful flowers and foliage. Once ready, they will be dispatched directly to your door.

Packaging

Sustainability is one of our priorities, and as such, your bedding plants will be delivered in environmentally friendly packaging. Aside from being recyclable, they will keep your plants safe and secure on their journey to your home.
How your order will arrive

Our young plants will need to be grown on before they are ready to plant out in the garden. Your plants will take several weeks to establish and put on the growth required to be garden ready. By the time they are ready, the danger of frost should of passed and they will be ready to burst into life in your garden. Follow the simple steps below to ensure best results.

Seedlings, 60 Cell plug packs & 4 cell Veg Plugs are best planted into bedding tray inserts or 7-9cm pots.

Starter & Premium Plants are best planted into 9-13 cm pots or can be planted directly into baskets and containers as long as they can be protected from frost.

  1. Fill the cell trays or pots with compost and lightly firm.
  2. Use a dibber to make a hole similar to the size of the plug in the compost and place the plant into this hole the gently firm the plant into the compost. Note: the top of the compost plug should be level with the compost in the tray or pot.
  3. Water the young plants gently using a watering can fitted with a fine rose.
  4. Place the plants in a warm, light position but out of direct sun. They must be protected from frost. A temperature of 16-20°C will encourage active growth but good light is also essential. Grow on until all danger of frost has passed and then plant out.

Please see our below guidance on your bedding plant’s care:

  • Watering: Before planting your bedding plants, it is important to provide them with a generous watering. This can be done by letting the roots of each plant submerge in a bucket of water. Once all air bubbles have escaped, allow each plant to drain. If you are planting your bedding plants in a hanging basket, you will need to water them more frequently (ideally once a day).
  • Deadheading: To promote a long flowering period, you should deadhead any flowers that appear spent. Simply rescind each flower at their base, taking care to not cut other parts of the plant.
  • Feed: To really flourish, your bedding plants should have adequate feed. You can either add a slow release fertilizer to their compost, or mix feed into their watering on a weekly basis.

All of our young plug plants will need to be protected from any danger of frost. Keep them in a sheltered environment whilst you pot them on ready to go outside, usually around May time. A greenhouse is perfect but a windowsill or conservatory will do fine as long as they are kept warm (16-18°C is optimal) with plenty of sunlight.

Use a good quality balanced potting compost when planting. Slow release fertiliser is advised for best results.

More Information
Deciduous Or Evergreen Deciduous
Flower Colour Yellow
Flowering Month June, July, August, September
Flowering Season Summer
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Type Petchoa
Colour White, Yellow
Foliage Colour Green
Supplied As 5cm Plug
Supplied As Plug Plant

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