18 Amazing Things to Do with Petunias

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Not only can you grow this flowering plant simply in a pot or ground, but there are many other creative Things to Do with Petunias in your garden.

The colorful flowers of petunias are a sight to behold! However, you can also use the plant in various ways to add more appeal to your home and garden. How? Check out these ideas on Amazing Things to Do with Petunias!

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Amazing Things to Do with Petunias

1. Petunia Tower

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One more awesome thing you can do is make a flower tower with its pretty flowers – you can use more than one variety for this task. Watch this tutorial for help.

2. Grow Vertically


You can try growing petunias vertically in tin cans, hanging pots, vertical planters, and upcycled pallet gardens.

3. Petunia in Hanging Baskets

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Create a beautiful arrangement in hanging baskets by growing different types of beautiful petunias in them.

Check out the best petunia varieties here

4. Spilled Pot

Be creative and make a spilled flower pot and create a breathtakingly beautiful waterfall-like appearance from petunias.

5. Petunia in Railing Planters

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The colorful inflorescence in pink, purple, lilac, white, and red hues of petunias looks adorable on the railing planters on the balcony.

6. Create a Flower Border

Petunias make for superb bedding, patio, and border plants with spectacular bright blossoms and different varieties having patterns in diverse shades.

7. Make a Nice Container Arrangement

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When it comes to flowers for container arrangements, petunia tops the list. You can mix it with other flowering annuals, foliage plants, and ornamental grasses.

8. Fill Window Boxes with Petunias


Trailing petunias grow best in window boxes. Position them where they get at least 4-6 hours of sunlight a day. They can withstand humidity and hot temperatures.

9. Plant for a Tire Planter

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Recycle an old tire by making a vertical tire planter and growing cascading flowers like petunias in it. We have a great DIY article on it here.

10. Tree Stump Planter

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If you also have stumps of an old or diseased tree, then make a tree stump planter from it and grow petunias, pansies, nasturtiums, or other annual flowers.

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11. Front Entrance with Colorful Pots

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Decorate the front entrance of your home with colorful pots bearing pretty petunias for natural gleaming effects.

12. Use Petunias as Ground Covers

Petunias make great ground covers, and growing them together in a bunch, with a centerpiece in the garden, is the best way to add a colorful appeal.

13. Create a Petunia Living Wreath

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To create a living wreath, you will need a wire wreath frame, sphagnum moss, and petunia transplants. Hang it on the fence for the best display. You can also make a wreath of small petunia pot lines arranged together like a wreath.

14. Make a Beautiful Petunia Stand

Tiered planters like this, where the pots are on top of each other, make for an eye-catching flower arrangement. This can be a wonderful addition near the patio or in the corner of the garden.

15. Make a Petunia Centerpiece

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A Petunia centerpiece is a beautiful addition to any outdoor space. A wooden plank bucket or whiskey barrel will do the trick!

16. Create a Fabulous Petunia Raised Bed Planter

A raised wooden bed like this can be a head-turner in the corner of your garden. Pick a spot that gets plenty of sunlight for the most part of the day.

17. Chair Planter

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A chair planter adds a unique and charming touch to any garden or outdoor space. You can get one from a thrift store for cheap! Do not forget to paint it in the brightest shade of your choice.

18. Petunia Wall Planter

A metal frame like this, with a basket in the lower section, can be a great planter arrangement. Hang it on the wall, right by the garden or patio, to showcase petunias in a wonderful way.

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