I’ve been planting these SuperCal Neon Rose Petchoa Plants in my porch flower boxes for the last few years now, and plan to continue using them there as there is just NOTHING that beats them! They start blooming immediately when planted from small plants, and fill out so fast with a solid mass of flowers that is non-stop until frost. They do not need to be dead-headed, are very hardy, and for pots and planters are just the absolute best. I’ve tried a few colors of the Petchoas, and each of them has a little bit different growing habit, with this Neon one growing the fullest, from what I’ve found so far. It doesn’t really vine and trail very far, but as you can see in the photo, it turns into a mass of flowering plant. It does actually hang, but does not get leggy and thin; it stays very thick. My railing boxes here are about 24″ long and I only put four plants in each of them for it turn into this mass. There were a few purple wave petunias that had come up volunteer in these boxes, which I left in there that particular year, but as you can see the Petchoas really do not need them in there with them. I’m attaching a photo of them. Sincerely, Sue V.
Answer: Sue, we appreciate your sharing your enthusiasm and photos, because no one would believe the dense carpet of color and plush foliage these flowers provide, unless they saw it with their own eyes. Your photo is proof of how these Petchoas perform. Thanks for letting us and others see the beauty you’ve created for your porchand we’re sure your neighbors are enjoying the view! GHS