It's time to step up your gardening game, and I don't mean that you need to start planting plain ol' cherry blossom trees and boring yellow sunflowers-you want some originality in your personal flower patch, don't you? Give your backyard an out of this world treatment (literally) with night sky petunias, also known as galaxy flowers.
These plants aren't just regular purple and blue petunias-they're speckled with white dots that give them the appearance of a starry night, and no two night sky petunias are alike. They're a surefire way to give your backyard garden the cosmic spark it needs.
Growing these celestial blooms can be a bit tricky, though-their patterns change according to the temperatures they're planted in, so you'll have to pay close attention to their environment.
Here are some tips you'll want to follow when growing your own night sky petunias:
Plant the seeds in cool temperatures in the spring.
Green House Grower says that the cooler the temps are when you initially plant them, the more success you'll have with blooming incredible looking galaxy flowers.
Changing temperatures will control just how many white dots appear on your flowers.
The more the temperature changes from hot to cold, the more "starry" your petunias will get. If you want more white speckles, you'll need colder temps. Having your flowers in too hot of temperatures, however, will make them much more purple than white.
Night sky petunias can grow up to 16 inches, and bloom during the spring and summer months.