Petunia, Grandiflora Petunia
Petunia 'Kahuna'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Petunia (peh-TEWN-ya) (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

Regional

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

Braselton, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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>>>>> :(