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Surfinia seeds?

ColinAColinA Posts: 392
Is it possible to grow Surfinia petunias from seed, if so where can the seed be purchased from please.

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  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    I believe surfinia has the grow from cuttings. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • I think that if seeds were available, then any internet search would have results full of advertisements from sellers (it's getting difficult to actually find anything useful about a plant, after scrolling past all the adverts). Most likely they are cultivars/hybrids, where seed (if produced at all) results in plants which aren't the same, as (as Lyn says) probably produced from cuttings or tissue culture, which clone identical specimens.
  • Poly-anthusPoly-anthus Posts: 154
    Our local garden centre usually have them as small plug plants, and I think garden centres are allowed to open quite soon.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    I’ve bought from here before,  30 plants for £20.00
    https://www.jparkers.co.uk/surfinia-trailing-single-flowering-collection-1012667c
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,849
    Surfinias are sterile, you grow them from cuttings. However, there are trailing petunias, which are quite similar, that you can grow from seed. I have tried them, some worked, some didn't. Plug plants are the easiest.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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