Annuals forum: Petunia Nightsky

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Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
Apr 22, 2016 11:58 AM CST

Saw this petunia and I think it's gorgeous! If you have grown it, how has it performed for you? Is it a good container/ hanging basket petunia? Self-cleaning?
Thanks for any info.
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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crazypetunias
Apr 22, 2016 1:07 PM CST
I have not seen that variety yet. That is sooo cool! love it
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Apr 22, 2016 1:43 PM CST
This variety is brand new to the market with a limited introduction for 2016, but should be widespread in 2017. Unless someone works at a garden where they trial plants before introduction, most gardeners are just now encountering it. I saw it at a nursery a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't decide if I thought it was cute or just looked like it had a mosaic virus! Hilarious! (It doesn't, the crazy spotting just reminds me of that. )

http://www.greenhousegrower.com/varieties/selectas-petunia-n...
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
Hostas Cat Lover Annuals Bulbs Container Gardener Critters Allowed
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Houseplants Foliage Fan Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
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DebbieC
Apr 22, 2016 2:12 PM CST
Thanks Danita. Yes, I just recently saw them at a nursery where our garden club enjoyed a presentation on herbs, etc. We did have an opportunity to purchase plants but the owner didn't feel these were quite ready to sell yet; Many of the members said they would return to snap up those gorgeous petunias. I see from your link that they are expected to be a popular seller. I will definately be giving them a trial this summer. Hurray!
Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
Apr 23, 2016 11:54 PM CST
I like it.
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
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Danita
Apr 24, 2016 12:11 AM CST
The pattern changes depending on temperature according to this pdf file from the breeder. It would probably just be solid purple for me most of the year. Thumbs down
[url=www.selectanorthamerica.com/PdfAssets/pdfpage.aspx?pdfid=21]www.selectanorthamerica.com/PdfAssets/pdfpage.aspx?pdfid=21[/url]

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