Annuals forum: Trial Petunias

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Steven
Sep 22, 2010 1:09 PM CST
While Googling I stumbled across this site from University of Illinois Extension that has all these new petunias they are trialing!

Black Velvet http://urbanext.illinois.edu/trialgarden/resultsdetails.cfm?...

Phantom http://urbanext.illinois.edu/trialgarden/resultsdetails.cfm?...

Plush Lilac Pearl http://urbanext.illinois.edu/trialgarden/resultsdetails.cfm?...

master list http://urbanext.illinois.edu/trialgarden/results.cfm?results...

I really hope they release that Black Velvet, I think it is stunning!
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Sep 22, 2010 8:50 PM CST
Yes, the Black Velvet, Phantom and also Pinstripe will all be readily available Spring 2011. I found that Black Velvet will turn a bit red with sudden cold temp drops, as in spring rain. Also, some of the Black Velvet will open with a Yellow stripe. Very cool and different. I will grow them for sure. (I work at a greenhouse grower, which specializes in Annuals. OUr greenhouse will have the new petunias available in many different pot sizes, so I would imagine that most growers will be offering those petunias)

I would post a photo, but have not been able to load photos for a few months. Managed to load a couple the other day, but it's back to not loading an image.

Are you having a problem loading photos on cubits?
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Sep 23, 2010 3:39 AM CST
I don't know, haven't tried lately. Let's see, a pic from August.

Karen

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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Sep 23, 2010 3:41 AM CST
No problem here, Joanne. Maybe you should contact Dave.

Karen
Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Sep 23, 2010 6:55 AM CST
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Here we go Pinstripe Petunia (bad year for petunias-cold & wet)

Re: loading photos. Yes I contact Dave several times. I think it has something to do with the way the routing is set up via servers. It seems to work 1 in 100 tries. More luck in early morning.
Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Sep 23, 2010 6:59 AM CST
Now it won't work
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Sep 23, 2010 6:59 AM CST
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Here's Black Velvet
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Steven
Sep 23, 2010 9:31 AM CST
Those are terrific Joanne! I never thought they'd come out with petunias in such classy colours, and your planting looks great too. Are the Pinstripe also yours? I love the annuals they are paired with.....it brings out all the right colours.

Do you know if any of the seed houses will be carrying them this coming year for the coming season?

Sometimes pictures don't load for me either with the new way its set up. When it was one picture per post I never had any problems.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 23, 2010 9:46 AM CST
I have tried searching for a seed source, but am told they are
only vegetative. I suspect they are a new hybrid of a deep burgundy parent
and so seeds would give a range of interesting colours.
I had thought they might have come from some of the deep blues,
but the red glints suggest the burgundy parent to me.
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Sep 23, 2010 10:05 AM CST
Yes, they are only vegetative from Ball Horticultural Company. There has been a lot of marketing for these new petunias so I would think that all growers (for annuals) will be growing them for Spring 2011

Steven, Yes both photo are from my garden
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Sep 23, 2010 10:22 AM CST
Beautiful pictures, Joanne.

Karen
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Steven
Sep 24, 2010 1:16 PM CST
The link from the U of I says they have a seed source but I guess that could be an error Sad Either way if I remember to get some next year I will be saving seeds from them to see what comes up. My work always opens a greenhouse in the summer so we will hopefully get them in!
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
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Perennialgirl
Jan 26, 2011 8:56 AM CST
Petunia Phantom is one that I found later in the summer at one of our bigger nurseries. I'll have to post a picture later today.
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Steven
Jan 26, 2011 10:44 AM CST
Yes, please do!
Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Jan 26, 2011 7:20 PM CST
Oooohhhhh.....love that Black Velvet. Wouldn't that be stunning in combination with so many other things?
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
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Perennialgirl
Jan 26, 2011 7:40 PM CST
Here's the picture. It's not the clearest but it's still beautiful!Thumb of 2011-01-27/Perennialgirl/ea3dec
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jan 26, 2011 8:05 PM CST
love it.. the little purple stripe is awesome!!!
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Steven
Jan 26, 2011 8:28 PM CST
I think the Black Velvet would look stunning with true blue or hot pink! Or both!

Love the picture Donna, hopefully I'll find some of those here this season!
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
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Perennialgirl
Jan 26, 2011 8:28 PM CST
Thanks, Allison! When I purchased it, I didn't even know the name.
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
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Perennialgirl
Jan 26, 2011 9:07 PM CST
Here's a closeup shot, I think it really shows the vibrant colors better.

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