Hello friends, we already dedicate a complete article to the petunias, however this variety has a very special characteristic, its color. Our article today will be about the petunia black cat.
Petunia Black cat
The petunia black cat was developed by Ball FloraPlant and is marketed exclusively as ‘Black Cat’ (considered the “only black petunia in the world”). It is a hybrid plant, the result of multiple pollinations of different varieties to achieve this pure black color. It is said that no genetic variation was used. Some suppliers also sell it as ‘Black Velvet’.
Petunias Black cat plants are relatively small, and they pile up, they do not crawl like other varieties. Its flower has a velvety texture, which under some weather conditions is shown with a very dark purple color and sometimes with yellow stripes. It is due to multiple hybridizations. It is also an annual plant, its leaves are small, elongated and green. This plant begins to bloom in late spring and until autumn.
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Its reproduction can be by seeds or by cuttings. In the gardens they are usually planted with flowers of other colors, so that they combine to give it a special touch. The petunia Black cat is especially used in decoration at the Halloween festivities.
Plagues and diseases
Petunias Black cat can be attacked by various pests and diseases. Some of these are: powdery mildew, in conditions of high humidity, and pests such as aphids and slugs. These articles show how to eradicate these pests.
Types of pests: Cochineals, aphids, whitefly, trips and red spider
Types of pests: snails, ants, grasshoppers, cetonia and insect bugs
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