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Petunia Surfinia Purple Vein 'Sunpurve'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial

Habit

Trailing

Resilience

Hardiness

H2 (tender - cool or frost-free greenhouse)

Colour

Flower

Pale Purple and Dark 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 Surfinia Purple Vein

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

Surfinia Purple Vein is a vigorous but compact trailing plant 15cm tall, with lilac-purple flowers 7cm wide, veined with deep violet, opening from mid summer to late autumn

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in light, well-drained soil in full sun, with shelter from drying winds. Plant out after frosts have passed

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 13-18ÂșC in early spring

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

Deadhead regularly

Pests

aphids and slugs may be a problem

Diseases

May be subject to fungal foot rot and a virus