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Petunia Charlie's Angels Champagne 'Caschamp' (Charlie's Angels Series)

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial or Bedding

Habit

Trailing

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

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

1 year


Preferred common name

petunia Charlie's Angels Champagne

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

Charlie's Angels Champagne is a trailing annual to 45cm tall, compact in growth, with vivid red-purple flowers 7cm wide from early summer to late autumn

Synonym(s)

  • Petunia CHAMPAGNE 'Caschamp' (Cascadias Series)

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 works well as carpet ground cover if the soil is well-drained

Soil

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

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging, Gravel Garden 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