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PlantFiles: Petunia
Petunia grandiflora 'Kahuna'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Petunia (peh-TEWN-ya) (Info)
Species: grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kahuna

Category:
Annuals

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive berrygirl On Jun 23, 2005, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is the first year I am growing this petunia. It is a gorgeous deep fuschia. It also has a great fragrance which most new pets don't have. So far it is disease and pest free and is growing very well. Wish I had a pic to show how pretty it is. It is growing in a pot and is starting to "trail" which I actually wanted it to do. I hope it comes true from seed as I am going to try saving seed this Fall.

Edited to add: Unfortunately I got no seeds from it as it didn't have any seed pods- none that I could see anyway. I am going to try to find another as this was a great petunia.

Edited 7-14-06: I was unable to find this petunia this year. Will try again next year>>>>> :(

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Braselton, Georgia



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