Seeds forum: Will Phantom Petunia be available as seed?

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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Sep 25, 2011 6:06 AM CST

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Or does one have to buy them as plants?

I didn't see them as plants around here this year, though I admit, I didn't look hard. My husband wants me to grow them next year because they're "Pittsburgh Steeler petunias", black and gold.

I hate to pay good money for annuals, their life is so short. I see buying a special perennial as something of a worthwhile investment but not annuals.

And if you grew them this year, how did they do for you?

Karen
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Sep 25, 2011 6:21 AM CST

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I didn't see any seeds on my plants... with the hot dry summer.. I don't think they were the best.. I didn't cut my petunias back this year either.. might be part my fault.. but I was not impressed with them this year.. they looked great for a few weeks and pooped out
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Sep 25, 2011 6:28 AM CST

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Hmm... maybe I could stick a couple of them in a pot with a bigger yellow petunia.

Thanks, Allison.

Karen
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Sep 25, 2011 6:45 AM CST

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none of my petunias did great this year though.. might have to give them another try next year.. they would be great with prism sunshine for sure.. one of my fav yellow & white
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Sep 25, 2011 6:56 AM CST

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I tossed mine into the compost because they stopped flowering. Days are just too short now. I know the easy waves aren't daylight sensitive- they start blooming early in the season and keep going into fall.I WSowed those a few years ago and they had a long season. Are there any other types (or series?) that will flower in short days? How about calibrachoa or baby ducks?

Seemed a shame to dump my petunias. The plants were nice and green and healthy, they just stopped flowering.

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Sep 25, 2011 9:32 AM CST
Huh, that's the exact opposite of what mine are doing. The plants are going south, but they still have blooms on them! I'm not familiar with Phantom Petunia. Going to have to look for those.
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Sep 25, 2011 10:38 AM CST

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Many petunias are daylight sensitive, and I've found the Tidal Wave to be like that. That's what mine are. What kind are yours, woofie?

That's why I was asking about which, other than Shock Wave, are more daylight neutral.

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Sep 25, 2011 10:45 AM CST
My Sophisticas are still going great guns, but the Daddy series plants are dying back, even though they still have blooms on them.
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mom2goldens
Sep 25, 2011 2:18 PM CST

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Karen, I purchased two baskets of "Black Velvet" petunias from Menards this spring. The planter that was in more shade stayed true, but the one that was in more sun actually started to develop the yellow star, making it look very similar to "Phantom". Unfortunately, I never thought to save seeds from that one, and I pulled that planter last week.

I'll bet seeds will be available eventually. I was surprised to even find the plants at Menards--they're not usually known for their cutting-edge purchasing Rolling my eyes.
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Sep 25, 2011 2:48 PM CST

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Interesting.

Karen
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Sep 25, 2011 5:14 PM CST

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I tried the baby ducks once.. was not impressed with em.. my calibrachoa is still blooming just fine
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 25, 2011 5:43 PM CST

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Thanks, Allison. I've like the calibrachoa that I've tried. I've never tried baby ducks though.

Karen

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