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Petunia 'Lightning Sky' (Petunia 'Lightning Sky')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Petunia 'Lightning Sky'

Other names

Petunia 'Lightning Sky'

Genus

Petunia Petunia

Variety or Cultivar

'Lightning Sky' _ 'Lightning Sky' is a vigorous, tender, mound-forming perennial, usually grown as a container or bedding annual, bearing ovate, sticky-hairy, dark grey-green leaves and, from late spring into autumn, velvety, white-flecked, maroon to dark red flowers, usually marked creamy-white in the centre of each petal.


Petunia 'Lightning Sky' is: Deciduous

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming

Flower

Maroon, Cream, Spotted in Spring; Spotted, Maroon, Cream in Summer; Cream, Spotted, Maroon in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse whitefly , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs , Snails Aphids , Glasshouse whitefly , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs , Snails

Foot and root rot , Grey mould Foot and root rot , Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Self-cleaning.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Petunia 'Lightning Sky' (Petunia 'Lightning Sky') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, light soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Plant out after the danger of frost has passed.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Indoor heated (H1)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Petunia 'Lightning Sky'

Other names

Petunia 'Lightning Sky'

Genus

Petunia Petunia

Variety or Cultivar

'Lightning Sky' _ 'Lightning Sky' is a vigorous, tender, mound-forming perennial, usually grown as a container or bedding annual, bearing ovate, sticky-hairy, dark grey-green leaves and, from late spring into autumn, velvety, white-flecked, maroon to dark red flowers, usually marked creamy-white in the centre of each petal.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Flower

Maroon, Cream, Spotted in Spring; Spotted, Maroon, Cream in Summer; Cream, Spotted, Maroon in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse whitefly , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Foot and root rot , Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Self-cleaning.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Petunia 'Lightning Sky' (Petunia 'Lightning Sky') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, light soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Plant out after the danger of frost has passed.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Indoor heated (H1)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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