The Q&A Archives: Source for Petunia Seed

Question: For the past few years petunias have been the major flower in my garden, but how are the ones that I buy grown? I looked in encyclopedias and only found their area of origin. If they are grown from seeds why can't I find anyone who sells them? RonBolton Louisville, KY

Answer: Seeds for petunias are readily available from mail order sources, including the Burpee catalog. Stokes seeds carries a wide selection, too (P.O. Box 548, Buffalo, NY 14240-0548; ph#716-695-6980) Petunia seeds are extrememly small,so look for pelleted seed, as it is easier to handle. Otherwise, they are easy to germinate and grow even though they do take 10-12 weeks growing indoors before you can transplant them outdoors.

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