Petunia [Conchita Blueberry Frost] Petunia Conchita Blueberry Frost = 'Conblue' (PBR) (Conchita Series)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
petunia [Conchita Blueberry Frost]


[Conchita Blueberry Frost] is a free-flowering, compact trailing annual to 25cm tall, with white flowers 5cm across, heavily veined with violet, from early summer to late autumn

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Blueberry Frost Petunia, Conchita Blueberry Frost Petunia

    • Common names

      Petunia 'Conblue', Petunia x hybrida 'Conblue'.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1 feet (30 cm)

    • Spread

      2 feet (60 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      South America


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Vibrant Color: Blueberry Frost Petunias have striking blue-purple blooms that add a splash of vibrant color to gardens and landscapes.
    • Continuous Blooming: They are known for a long blooming period, offering flowers from spring through fall.
    • Low Maintenance: These petunias require minimal upkeep beyond regular watering and occasional fertilization.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, Blueberry Frost Petunias can withstand periods of low water availability.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The bright flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators to the garden.
    • Versatile Planting: They can be used in garden beds, borders, containers, hanging baskets, and as ground cover.
    • Heat Resistant: Blueberry Frost Petunias are able to tolerate and thrive in warm summer temperatures.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Photography Prop: Petunias, with their vibrant colors, can serve as an excellent subject or background for macro and nature photography, showcasing the intricate patterns and dew on their petals.
    • Education and Research: Botany students and researchers may use the Petunia Conchita Blueberry Frost as a model organism to study plant genetics, hybridization, and floral characteristics due to its distinct features.
    • Craft Projects: The bright and colorful blooms can be pressed and used in scrapbooking, homemade greeting cards, or botanical art projects to add a natural element.
    • Color Dye: The pigments in the petals of the petunias may be used to create natural dyes for fabric, paper, or for use in artisan soaps and cosmetics.
    • Fragrance Extraction: Petunias have a subtle scent that can be extracted and used in the creation of perfumes, oils, or other scented products.
    • Ephemeral Art: Petunia petals can be used in creating temporary artworks, such as pavement designs or mandalas, that naturally degrade over time.
    • Decorative Ice Cubes: Freeze petals inside ice cubes to add a touch of elegance to summer drinks or punch bowls at events and parties.
    • Edible Decorations: While not widely known for culinary uses, petunia flowers are in fact edible and can be used as a garnish for salads or desserts, contributing a splash of color.
    • Environmental Indicators: Petunias, sensitive to environmental changes, may be used as bioindicators to signal soil health or the presence of pollutants in the environment.
    • Gift Wrapping: Fresh or dried Petunia flowers can be incorporated into gift wrapping for a unique, floral touch on special occasions.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The petunia is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The petunia is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Anger: In the language of flowers, petunias can symbolize anger or resentment, possibly due to their intense appearance and ability to fill a space with their presence.
    • Comfort: The abundance of blooms and their vibrant colors can be seen as a source of comfort, bringing a sense of calm and happiness to those who view them.
    • Resentment: Just as they can express anger, petunias are sometimes associated with a feeling of bitterness or displeasure towards others.
    • Soothing: The rich blue hues of Petunia Conchita Blueberry Frost may provide a soothing visual experience, representing tranquility and peace.

Every 1-2 days
10000 - 20000 Lux
Every year
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Petunias prefer consistent moisture, but it is important to avoid overwatering. Water Conchita Blueberry Frost petunias deeply enough to saturate the root zone, which usually means providing about 1 inch of water per week. During hot, dry spells, you may need to water twice a week. The most effective method for watering is to use a soaker hose or drip irrigation to apply water directly to the soil, reducing moisture on the foliage and preventing diseases. Always check the top inch of soil before watering—if it feels dry, it’s time to water.

  • sunLight

    Conchita Blueberry Frost petunias thrive best in full sun conditions where they can receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day. Locate these petunias in a spot that is bright and sunny for vibrant blooms. While they can tolerate some light shade, too much shade can lead to fewer flowers and leggy plants.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Conchita Blueberry Frost petunias fare well in a range of temperatures, making them a versatile garden addition. They grow best when daytime temperatures are between 60°F and 85°F. These petunias can tolerate cooler conditions down to about 40°F and can survive brief periods of higher temperatures, but consistently hot conditions above 90°F may stress them.

  • scissorsPruning

    Regularly deadheading Conchita Blueberry Frost petunias by removing faded or dead flowers will encourage more blooms. Prune back leggy stems to revitalize plant growth and maintain a bushy appearance. The best time for a more thorough pruning is midsummer, which helps the petunia to put out fresh growth and flowers for the rest of the season.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    For Petunias, a well-draining potting mix with perlite or vermiculite is recommended to prevent waterlogging. The ideal soil pH for Petunias should be slightly acidic to neutral, between 6.0 and 7.0.

  • plantRepotting

    Petunias generally do not require frequent repotting and can be repotted once a year, usually in the spring before the growing season begins.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Petunias prefer moderate humidity levels around 40-50%, but they are quite adaptable and can tolerate lower humidity environments.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide bright, indirect light and good air circulation for indoor Petunias.

    • Outdoor

      Place in full sun, shelter from strong winds, and ensure soil drains well for outdoor Petunias.

    • Hardiness zone

      9-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the Petunia Conchita Blueberry Frost begins with seed germination, which typically occurs when soil temperatures are warm and after the last frost has passed. Upon germination, the seedling emerges and establishes its first true leaves, entering a phase of rapid vegetative growth where the petunia develops its root system and foliage. As it matures, the petunia enters the flowering stage, which is characterized by the development of distinctive blueberry-colored blooms that attract pollinators and may continue throughout the growing season. After pollination, if it occurs, the flowers develop into seed capsules containing numerous tiny seeds. Once the growing season ends, or if conditions become unfavorable, the petunia will begin to senesce, with leaves and stems drying out and the plant eventually dying. However, if seeds have been produced and dispersed, they may lay dormant in the soil until the next favorable season arrives, starting the life cycle anew.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Petunia Conchita Blueberry Frost can be propagated most effectively through cuttings. This method involves snipping off a healthy, non-flowering stem from the mother plant, ideally about 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) in length. The lower leaves of the cutting are then removed, and the cut end is dipped in rooting hormone powder to enhance root development. This treated end is inserted into a moist potting mix, and the container is placed in a warm location with indirect sunlight. It's important to maintain a humid environment for the cutting, which can be done by covering the container with a plastic bag or dome to retain moisture. Roots typically begin to form within a few weeks, at which point the new plant canth be gradually acclimatized to less humid conditions before being transplanted.