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Petunia 'Lady Purple'

Petunia

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Key information

Plant type

Half-hardy annual

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

This genuinely cascading petunia is smothered in bright purple-pink flowers, each with a black throat. Plants are only 15cm (6in) high and can spread up to 90cm (3ft), making them ideal candidates for all types of container and baskets. It will flower non-stop, even during mild frosts, gales and heavy rain. The plants will quickly revive. Because plants are seed raised, you can grow with confidence, assured that there is no risk of virus. Grow petunias as half-hardy annuals, sowing seed in warmth in early spring, and planting out plants from May.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Petunia

Cultivar: Lady Purple

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 15cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April


Reader reviews

lisaeatough

I have used Petunias for my hanging baskets but they look very odd as some hame cascaded down and the rest up right, and the ones in my flower beds have all collapsed. I am dissapointed as was expecting fab hanging baskets.


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