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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
May 9, 2016 1:55 PM CST
Are there any left? All of my grandfathers smelled so wonderful!
I had seeds from his for the longest but the last batch of plants growing got nipped by an early freeze before they went to seed
Does anyone know of a fragrant petunia?
Thanks
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Name: Sue
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sooby
May 9, 2016 1:59 PM CST
Yes there are but I don't recall any names. The deep purple, and sometimes white, ones seem to smell the most. I just go around the garden centres in spring and sniff to identify them. Often one can smell the scent from several feet away and then home in on them.
Name: Jolana
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froggardener
May 9, 2016 2:27 PM CST
I smell every spring, I'll keep sniffing
Thanks for identifying some colors for me Smiling
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Name: Sue
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sooby
May 9, 2016 2:37 PM CST
Since the garden centres are just starting up here, I'll see if any particularly scented ones have a name when I'm checking out the flowers, and post back.
Name: Taqiyyah
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lovesblooms
May 9, 2016 2:49 PM CST
I had some wave "blue" dark purple and regular purple, as well as Rainmaster (white) that smelled wonderful. I usually smelled them in the afternoons whenever I was working in their area of the garden. Didn't have to be on top of them to smell them.
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Bubbles
May 9, 2016 2:56 PM CST
Barton Springs nursery will order any seeds you can think of. I ordered some last year and they were in store a couple of days later.
Name: Jolana
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froggardener
May 9, 2016 2:59 PM CST
Sue, thank you so much. I miss the smell so much

Taqiyyah, thanks for this two names. Very helpful

Do y'all know a couple of people have asked me why I was smelling the petunias , when I told them I was looking for petunias with s fragrance, they said" Petunias don't have a fragrance"
I didn't bother getting into it
I just looked at them and walked away
A couple of years ago when I was told this before, the lady kept wanting to argue about it Shrug!
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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
May 9, 2016 3:01 PM CST
@bubbles, we cross posted
I heard Lowes got new petunias in, tons of them
I'll check those out tonight
I don't have s name for my grandfather's
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
May 9, 2016 3:32 PM CST
I have been buying Wave Petunias the past several years, they have a lovely fragrance, they come in pink, white and purple.
Name: Jolana
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froggardener
May 9, 2016 3:35 PM CST
I smelled of the waves a couple of weeks ago and detected no fragrance, I don't recall the color, don't believe they were pink
Thank You!
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Name: Taqiyyah
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lovesblooms
May 9, 2016 3:48 PM CST
Yep, I was surprised myself, actually. Didn't know petunias had a smell, but my waves did. Think they only have detectable fragrance during certain times of the day...? Mine were very sweet, but also I had a lot--lining a pathway and two big wild looking planters full.

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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
May 9, 2016 3:57 PM CST
I love big pots of petunias , those are beautiful and even prettier that they smell good. Smiling
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
May 9, 2016 4:23 PM CST
I have many large planters that I fill with them, I think they are most fragrant in the evening.


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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
May 9, 2016 4:45 PM CST
Oh my!!! Beautiful!!!!
That is when mine used to smell the best and also when I go to the stores to look for them is toward evening when the sun is getting low
Maybe I'll find some tonight Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
May 9, 2016 4:51 PM CST
Good luck Jolana, I hope you find some tonight. Crossing Fingers!
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woofie
May 9, 2016 4:52 PM CST
Look what I found, and it's right here on garden.org Smiling
http://garden.org/nga/searchqa/answer/13387/
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Name: Jolana
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froggardener
May 9, 2016 5:00 PM CST
@woofie , thank you so much. I need to start searching more
But then I wouldn't get to interact with great gardeners and see beautiful flowers Thumbs up Drooling
Thanks again

Thank you Margaret, it's my goal for this week, Smiling
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Calif_Sue
May 9, 2016 7:57 PM CST

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I find this one quite fragrant so I always have them in my containers.

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dyzzypyxxy
May 9, 2016 8:28 PM CST
Select Seeds (and others that carry heirloom seeds) have 3 varieties of fragrant petunias:

http://www.selectseeds.com/annuals-annuals3/?page=3

Bit late to be starting from seeds but they're selling plants of the white one and the "climbing" one as well. I've had great plants from these folks.
Elaine

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Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
May 9, 2016 9:14 PM CST
Sue, that is gorgeous!!

Elaine, thanks, I'll look them up!!
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