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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

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Plant details

Petunias thrive in hot, dry weather. They're best grown in containers in sunny, sheltered situations such as a patio or terrace, and make ideal plants for hanging basket displays. Petuniua 'Lady Purple' has richly purple single flowers in contrast with bright green foliage. It can be grown on its on in pots or as part of a mixed floral display or alongside white, yellow orange or red flowers. For best results grow Petuniua 'Lady Purple' in full sun, water regularly and feed weekly with a high-potash fertiliser. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering.

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: 25cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Flowering period: May to October


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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