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Petunia × atkinsiana 'Storm Lavender'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial or Bedding

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H2 (tender - cool or frost-free greenhouse)

Colour

Flower

Purple in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

petunia 'Storm Lavender'

Family

Solanaceae


Petunia can be annuals or perennials, with simple leaves and large, solitary, trumpet-shaped flowers in the upper leaf axils from late spring to autumn

'Storm Lavender' is a bushy annual to 30cm, with trumpet-shaped, single, lavender-purple flowers to 7cm diameter, the throat yellow

Synonym(s)

  • Petunia × hybrida 'Storm Lavender'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

A sunny, sheltered site is essential for the best flowers, this variety has better weather-resistance than most but is still best in a container

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Can get aphids, slugs and snails

Diseases

May be subject to grey moulds, foot rot and a virus